Wold Architects & Engineers - Judicial Architecture


A courtroom design's primary goal is to emphasize impartiality while maintaining a safe and secure environment.

As an expert in the public sector design realm, our team understands the unique role judicial architecture plays in the entire legal process. A courtroom design's primary goal is to emphasize impartiality while maintaining a safe and secure environment. We have the background knowledge to know what it takes to create a facility that improves an organization's functionality. From single courtroom facilities to large judicial centers with multiple, specialized courtrooms, our team has the experience to tailor your needs to our knowledge. Through a collaborative process with you and your team, we can create a design that assists in the evolution of your judicial proceedings. This evolution includes increasing safety, operation efficiency and impartiality while also decreasing long-term operational costs.

Judicial Architecture

Safety and Security

Our main goal at Wold Architects and Engineers is to create a judicial facility that can safely and securely administer impartial justice. They're a variety of considerations that are accounted for to ensure our designs prioritize safety. One example of this is ensuring the facility has established three-zone circulation, which includes distinct and separate circulation zones for public movement, staff movement and secure detainee movement. Additional features to support courtroom safety included, single point of entry for the public circulation zone with the ability to perform weapons screening. By prioritizing these items early on in our process, we can ensure your team can focus on the tasks at hand.

Impartiality in the Courtroom

On top of stakeholder safety, we also want our designs to emphasize the importance of the courts in our justice system and impartiality that is demanded by them. Everyone has a right to a fair trial, and the design of a courtroom plays an important role in administering a fair trial. Our team takes the time to ensure we balance safety and mitigation of bias one way or another. One of the features we specialize in to support this includes open sightlines for individuals in the courtroom to ensure everyone can be seen and heard. Another feature includes proper ventilation in the courtroom without noise. Providing acoustic control for courtrooms is critical to ensure courtroom activity can take place. By discussing options with you and your team, we can find a design solution that matches all stakeholders' needs.

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Enhanced Operational Efficiency

Another goal throughout our design process is ensuring our designs increase operational efficiency. By considering new trends, we aim to create a streamlined process that helps lower holding times for inmates between court appearances. As a firm, we specialize in analyzing the flow of in-custody courtroom architecture. By doing prior research of your facility's needs, we are able to understand the intricacies of how a design can improve the flow of events. Thus, we can develop an efficient design that reduces long-term operational costs.

Staying on top of Industry Trends

As a judicial architecture leader, we're also focused on how we can continually evolve design-wise to the ever-changing needs of our clientele. Being open to innovative ways of thinking has led to unique solutions throughout many of our previous design efforts. As we look to the future of judicial design, we have focused on several trends that will impact our future courtroom designs. These include user-friendly environments for courtroom offices, historical preservation and the utilization of remote court appearances. We plan to navigate these new efforts through our collaborative process with you and your team. Thus, we can tailor our innovative solutions to match your vision and values.

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Our Process

We understand and appreciate that every organization is unique and the Wold team brings significant experience and understanding from working on common issues confronting other public agencies across Northern America. Our approach to design includes engaging the users and supervisors in an interactive process that produces a high level of ownership of the final solution from the users and supervisors. Our data gathering maximizes the input and understanding of all participants. The methodology stresses time spent on-site conducting interviews and observing user needs. This process is the result of a clear understanding that the most important design criteria is always derived from the people that will eventually use the facility. While simple in concept, this method assures that the right questions are asked and does not impose preconceived philosophies on the client or users.

Although it may seem like an afterthought, a courtroom's design plays a vital role in judicial practices. We are committed to staying in-line with best practices and industry trends to ensure your facility meets all stakeholders' requirements. Our designs emphasize safety, dignity and impartiality to all parties involved in judicial proceedings. Our team has the prior experience necessary to exceed expectations for our clients. Spanning the entire spectrum of judicial architecture needs, we can create a revolutionary facility that plays a role in industry evolution.

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