Fayette County Courthouse
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The new Fayette County Courthouse is a major catalyst in the redevelopment of downtown Lexington, Kentucky. Filling an opening in the urban fabric between the historic federal courthouse and the new public library, the new county courthouse will frame a new public space planned as the civic focus of Lexington.


The planning options compared the urban and operational benefits of one building versus two buildings for this 240,000 SF program. The District Court and the Circuit and Family Courts are roughly of equal size and treatment. The new courthouses will utilize the state-of-the-art in technology and organizational planning features.


The project is designed in an association among RicciGreene Associates, architects for judicial planning; Hartman Cox Architects, design architect and Sherman, Carter, Barnhart, architect of record.