Architect of Record: WKMC Architects, Inc.
Design Architect: Hartman-Cox Architects
Prominently located on the Corpus Christi bayfront, this 172,352 SF courthouse is a centerpiece at this main public entry to the downtown area and waterfront. Its styling, proportions, and materials reflect an American tradition of fine architecture in public buildings with sensitivity to historic precedent for courthouses.
This highly crafted, sophisticated and very secure building was designed to meet the projected future needs for the U.S. Courts in the Southern District of Texas. It houses two Districts, two Magistrates, and one Bankruptcy court, along with office space for the Clerk of the Court, U.S. Pretrial Services, U.S. Probation Service and the U.S. Marshal’s Service. It was designed with the capacity to convert office space into three additional courtrooms.
A central atrium rises three stories to the courtroom level. Expansive glass and a second-floor balcony at the east end of the atrium provide vistas across the bay and along the shoreline. This project was designed in association with Hartman-Cox Architects.