Federal Courthouse, Charlotte, NC

View of Front Plaza and Facade

Design exercise at Georgia Tech.

Interaction at multiple levels was the focus of the design for this courthouse: government to people, private to public, building to plaza. The formal qualities of each pair converged on the courtroom as the center of the interaction. Early studies attempted to set up a system of classification for existing courtroom cells, taking into account supporting program space adjacencies and locations.

Plaza Level Plan

Courtroom Level Plan