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WINCHESTER- FREDERICK COUNTY JOINT JUDICIAL CENTER
Winchester, VA


This facility completes a historic civic center complex near the central business district of Winchester. The building contains courtrooms for both county and municipal court systems complete with facilities for judges, clerks, recorders, attorneys, and a sheriff’s office with holding cells. A landscaped plaza connects the building to existing governmental facilities and structured parking. Primary functions are organized around a public atrium that features a monumental staircase connecting all three floors with the entrance level, lit by a series of pyramidal skylights. The design relates to the details, materials, and proportions extant in the historic buildings in the town’s center.