Northampton County Government Center
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Operating with court facilities that were functionally inadequate, overcrowded and below modern security standards, Northampton County retained RicciGreene Associates to conduct a feasibility study, and subsequently, provide programming and design services for a new building and renovation of existing facilities.
A new building at the Government Center provided an opportunity to remedy the haphazard campus development of the last 30 years by creating a new focal point for the site and developing a design that harmonizes with the original 1820 courthouse and the 1970's annex, as well as with neighboring historic buildings. The new courtrooms and chambers meet modern standards for security, circulation, technology and function; the historic courtrooms were brought up to current standards. The overall plan also provided for near-term projected space needs.