U.S. Federal Courthouse

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, 2007

The Alpine Federal Courthouse is a simple, solid response to the extraordinary qualities of the local Texas landscape, the West Texas climate and the specific mission of its occupants. The powerful Trans-Pecos terrain dominates the experience of this locale. The building’s materials―primarily russet-colored, dry-stacked West Texas sandstone―link the building to the larger landscape as well as providing high thermal mass appropriate for a climate with a high diurnal swing. Primary departments in the courthouse have a distinct “front door” on the open, covered walkway surrounding the central courtyard―a device that is useful in accomplishing climate control as well as security goals.


    Design Awards

  • AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice Knowledge Community (AAJ) Justice Facility Review Citation Award
  • Austin Chapter AIA Design Award
  • Society of American Registered Architects
  • Texas Society of Architects Design Award
  • U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Design Award