Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse50 Field Street
Torrington, CT 06790
Design Narrative - The Litchfield Judicial District needed to consolidate four divisions of its court system into a more efficient operation to handle civil, criminal family and juvenile court processes. The new Litchfield Courthouse will replace the judicial district courthouse, superior court, family services offices and the juvenile court. DLR Group's design integrates the courthouse aesthetically into the existing context of the surrounding neighborhood, reflecting a traditional courthouse with a colonnade and clock/stair tower. Its cast stone and brick exterior make a respectful addition to the local community while creating a clear and dignified presence of justice to the visiting public and user groups alike.
Scope Summary - The 183,600 SF Litchfield Courthouse includes 11 new courtrooms/hearing rooms in a four-story above-grade building and one additional lower level. The project also includes an adjacent 29,200 SF parking structure. The building is targeted to meet the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Silver designation as well as the State of Connecticut's High-Performance Building standards. DLR Group provided planning, programming and design services in a design-build delivery with KBE Building corporation and with local associate architect AM Design Architects.