Anoka County Courthouse13
Anoka County Courthouse14
Anoka County Courthouse12
Anoka County Courthouse1
Anoka County Courthouse

Anoka County Courthouse

Wold worked with Anoka County and all of the justice system participants to analyze their existing court facilities' deficiencies. A comprehensive list of options to solve the existing operational issues was considered to give an understanding to all stakeholders of the range of potential solutions - ranging from minor improvements to an entirely new justice center. Ultimately, Anoka County took a middle of the road solution that solved all their deficiencies without rebuilding completely. The county's two most heavily trafficked courtrooms were remodeled into high-tech trial courtrooms with access to secure holding connected to their jail. A new holding suite complete with in-custody interview rooms support a new high-volume arraignment courtroom and keeps the facility operating with a three-zone circulation system.

With a carefully planned phasing process to keep the near-full courthouse operational during construction, the courthouse never reduced the number of operational courtrooms by more than one at a time while ensuring increased safety and operational efficiency with the best possible value in the end result.

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