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P re fa ce In September of 2009 Tate Snyder Kimsey was selected by the California Administrative Office of the Courts to plan and design a new courthouse for Butte County. In May of 2010 the design process commenced with site design options and program verification. Over the past eighteen months the courthouse has evolved from a tabulated list of department spatial requirements into a refined building design that is both functional and beautifully at home against the backdrop of Butte County and the City of Chico. We believe that the design of a courthouse is a great honor as it requires sensitive and careful consideration for the development of a civic icon that will stand for decades to come. The following book documents the design progression of the North Butte County Courthouse from its inception as it seeks to capture the community spirit and sense of place that has been woven throughout the building design. This has been a truly collaborative process and we are grateful for the input and participation on the part of the Administrative Office of the Courts, the Butte County Superior Courts, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the citizens of Chico and Butte County. We look forward to continuing this collaborative partnership as we work together to bring the collective vision for this new courthouse to fruition.

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A c know l e d g e m e nts Tate Snyder Kimsey would like to thank the following for their commitment, insight, and innumerable contributions throughout the design process. Su p er ior Co ur ts of C al i f o r ni a, Cou nt y of B u tte J u dic ia ry Honorable Stephen E. Benson

Honorable Steven J. Howell

Honorable Robert A. Glusman

Honorable Kristen Lucena

Honorable James F. Reilley Honorable Barbara L. Roberts

Cou rt A dm in is t ra t ion Kimberly Flener, Court Executive Officer Richard Holst, Assistant Court Executive Officer

Butte Co unty Sh eri ff’ s Of f i c e Undersheriff Kory Honea

Lieutenant Andy Duch

Lieutenant Bryan Flicker

A d minist r ativ e Offi c e of th e Co ur ts | Offi c e o f Co ur t Const ruc tion M a na ge m e nt Rob Uvalle, Manager, Northern | Central Region, OCCM Design + Construction Mike Smith, Project Manager for Site Acquisition, OCCM Design + Construction Judy Frank, Senior Real Estate Analyst, OCCM Real Estate Services Mike Courtney, Project Manager, OCCM Design + Construction Paul Menard, Senior Facilities Planner, OCCM Business + Planning Craig Moen, District Supervisor, OCCM Facilities Management Unit Joe Thims, Senior Security Coordinator, Office of Emergency Response + Security

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A rch it e c t u ra l + En g in e er in g T ea m Tat e Sn y der K ims ey Windom Kimsey, FAIA

IBE Cons u lting Engine e r s Bungane Mehlomakulu, PE

Robert Boyle, AIA

Richard Cruz

John Thomas, AIA

Inna Mays

Kevin Quan Jarod Allen

SWA G r o u p Rene Bihan, ASLA

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Michael Samarripa, ASLA

Dan Wiley N ewson B r own A c o u stic s C ur ry G r oup Azeddine Bahloul, PE, GE

Michael Brown Nozomi Kamiya Rich Silva

N o r t hStar En g in eer in g Neil Graber, PE Ross Simmons, PE Robin Kampmann, PE

John A . Mar tin an d Asso c i at es

Red mond S c hwa r t z M a rk D esi g n Harry Mark, AIA, SEGD DJ Thomas

Saf i r Ros etti

Kan Patel, PE

Sandy Zirulnik

Barry Shindler

Ray Kolodzieczak

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D e si g n Ph i l osop hy + App r o a ch It is a shared belief that the courthouse is an important and symbolic building for any city, one that will directly influence the lives of the citizens and local communities for decades to come. The courthouse is a tangible representation of our American ideals, and it is therefore our responsibility to create a structure that is both representative of the highest goals and standards of our democracy, and provide an effective home for the Butte County Superior Court of California. Through our design development for the New North Butte County Courthouse, Tate Snyder Kimsey looked to the history, landscape, environment, and to the people of Chico and Butte County at large, to create a distinctive facility that is a reflection of Chico’s unique culture and environment. Equally important, was the necessity to evoke the sense of reverence and dignity requisite for a courthouse in a contemporary yet timeless fashion. Located on the southwest corner of Concord Avenue and North Courthouse Avenue, the New North Butte County Courthouse is positioned to create a strong urban edge along North Courthouse Avenue with views looking out onto a proposed public greenspace. The design intends to borrow this public space for use as a front yard to the building enhancing its presence as a traditional place for civic gathering. The public entrance lobby is a prominent building element that helps direct wayfinding into the courthouse and serves as a strong formal front door mitigating converging pedestrian and public transit circulation paths at the street corner. The entrance is on a raised plinth accessed by wide ceremonial steps, integrated seating areas, and sloped walkways reflecting the historical tradition of American courthouse design and contemporary notions of accessibility for all. The volume of the lobby rises above the roof plane in a tapered and sloped form inspired by the butte walls of nearby Table Mountain. The light-filled space celebrates the sense of arrival. Its symbolism is deeply rooted in the notion of the courthouse tower on the town square, and will stand as a glowing civic landmark at night. A large and welcoming roof overhang provides shade to the elevated pedestrian plaza and is supported by a series of large columns that reference the Greco-Roman Historicism of important civic buildings in America and Western societies. The sleek and graceful columns reference a strong formality and civic presence that architecturally defines the building as a courthouse. The New North Butte County Courthouse is responsive to the New Urbanist approach of the Meriam Park master plan development. It helps to define an urban and pedestrian friendly street edge while maintaining the enhanced security necessary for a modern court building. The south elevation is articulated by a series of double height stone clad window seats adjacent to a widened pedestrian sidewalk that is shaded and protected by large specimen trees. Generously landscaped and strategically placed parking allow for unobstructed views from both the street, and the interior of the building. Central to Tate Snyder Kimsey’s design philosophy for civic structures are the qualities of dignity, strength, and permanence. We believe however, that strength does not require harshness. The design for the New North Butte County Courthouse strives to integrate warmth and transparency in a structure that both represents and serves the community it sits in. 1


e N vI r O N M e N Tal ST e War dSh I P Tate Snyder Kimsey is committed to environmentally responsive architecture, it is at the core of our design philosophy and practice. for each project we engage, we first look to the location and the natural environment and available natural resources to craft buildings that work with the climate not against it. Butte county, situated in the Sacramento valley, has a relatively temperate Mediterranean climate and averages 249 clear days a year with about 26 inches of annual precipitation. These climatic characteristics are integral to our sustainable strategy as our team pursues leed Silver level certification from the uS green Building council. Our design focuses on the integration of daylighting and indoor environmental quality to protect the health and wellbeing of all the court’s occupants. Temperature and lighting controls, high efficiency ventilation systems, low emissions finishes and materials, as well as a smoke-free building interior are designed to enhance user comfort and productivity. In addition to passive and active energy conservation measures, building materials have been selected for their local availability, durability, and renewability. california sourced materials including limestone, terracotta, and forest Stewardship council [fSc] certified wood, as well as other recycled and rapidly renewable resources are specified. Sustainable landscape and site elements including native plants to reduce irrigation needs and bioswales to improve the quality of stormwater runoff are infused into the site design. light colored and reflective paving, along with shade trees will reduce the heat island effect while fostering a connection with the surrounding community.

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Bu tt e Co u nt y + T h e Cit y o f C h i c o Located in the Central Valley of California, along the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Butte County is known for the diverse natural treasures it possesses. Historically Butte County, one of the first created in the State of California, is rich and dynamic. Once home to vast Native American populations and gold rush speculators, it now supports varied agriculture including nut orchards, vineyards, olive and citrus trees, as well as cattle and sheep farming. The City of Chico, future home to the New Butte County Courthouse, is a cultural, economic, and educational center for the region. The natural environment is an integral part of the City’s identity dating back to it’s early history. Bidwell Park, one of the country’s twenty-fifth largest municipal parks, was donated by the town’s founding family and has been preserved since 1905. Chico’s official nickname is the “City of Roses” and has been designated a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.

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Lo c a l Cont ex t It is our belief that a building should respond to and represent it’s surroundings. The City of Chico offers a diverse array of inspiration; ranging from the organic, natural forms of the mountains and rock formations to the richly detailed historical architecture.


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Mer Ia M ParK MaSTer P l a N The new courthouse is to be located in Meriam Park, a new, 200 acre mixed use | mixed-density development in southeast chico. Meriam Park is composed of several neighborhoods with a commercial and civic center. green space, parks, and plazas are scattered throughout the development, harmonizing with the existing organic qualities and treelined boulevards of downtown chico. Planned as a leed - New development pilot project, Meriam Park has been designed under the principles of New urbanism, which promotes walkable neighborhoods containing a range of housing and building types.


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S it e An aly sis From the project’s inception, the new courthouse was set to meet LEED Silver Certification standards. Building configuration and orientation are crucial, and help to maximize the efficacy of passive solar strategies. Throughout the process multiple preliminary schemes were explored, but all featured a linear building form with elongated south facing façades to facilitate daylighting. The need for a single, secured public entrance, despite multiple parking areas presented a distinct design constraint, but by locating the primary entrance on the west side of the building the design was able to successfully address the challenge.

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P r o g r a mm ati c Developm ent The development of the new courthouse began with an examination of the AOC standards, the existing program, and the unique functional requirements of the local Judges. The spacial organization of a building dictates both the exterior form and the operational efficiency of the final design solution.

It is our task as architects to translate the needs, expectations, and desires of each project stakeholder into a built form that is as functional as it is beautiful. Programmatic examination, ingenuity of approach, and an inclusive process provided the framework for the programmatic investigation and refinement.

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Much like the solving of a rubiks cube, there is a great deal of thought and manipulation needed to get each element in the correct spot to meet the strict circulation requirements of the building. Multiple tools were employed to arrive at the final floor plans including adjacency diagrams, programmatic building blocks, judicial staff interviews, and benchmarking tours.

During the design development phase the plans developed though diligent review of the programming document were enhanced from user comments. Where applicable subtle changes to size and orientation of some spaces were made, additionally a few small spaces were provided that were seen integral to the courts operation. Conceptual First floor Plan

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B u i ld in g Fo r m E v o lu tion A review of historical courthouse types led to a breakdown of the traditional elements including, a raised plinth, columns, an overhanging entablature, and a cupola. We felt it was important to retain these classical elements, but to explore them in more contemporary terms. Based on the building’s massing and site orientation we found the entry on the west facing facade lent itself well to the incorporation of historical characteristics. Additionally, the long southern elevation was seen to have a strong public presence and bold moves were desired on that facade as well. Our team investigated numerous design options in all three dimensions before moving forward with a distinctive structure that harmoniously combines historical architectural references into a modern, yet organic expression of form. The result was a tall entry tower that protected visitors while queuing for entry security. The south elevation seemed opportune for some level of repetitive or column treatment, which was developed into a several protruding window seats that serve as seating areas for public waiting to enter the courtrooms in the interior.


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e NTry l O BBy The entry tower is planned to be a series of vertical stainless steel columns in-plane with the enclosure glazing. Two stainless steel fins are separated by a vertical strip of wood on the interior. The columns run full height through the roof surround to the zinc capped top. explorations on heating and cooling have shown the need for a second layer of fritted glazing on the west side to reduce summer afternoon heat gain. The space is seen as a contemplative space while waiting for security or meeting others. The public circulation areas are designed to be open and wide spaces. upon entering a digital information center directs visitors to their proper destination. double height glass windows showcase the trees and neighboring park and allow the rays of the sun to be filtered through the leaves to enter into the spaces.

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S o l a r A cce ss S t ud i e s One of our core design philosophies is leverage a structure’s natural environment. Daylight and solar control are crucial elements to consider when crafting a building form. Daylighting simulations, taken for July 1st, provide direction as to building form and orientation, as well as opportunities for the incorporation of natural light.

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P rel imin ary Bu i ld in g S e c tions One of our primary design goals was to bring natural daylighting into as many spaces as possible throughout the building, including into the courtrooms themselves. North and controlled south openings allow daylight to enter and reflect off of a light billowing ceiling. A large overhang along the south entry protects the public circulation from the harsh summer rays while allowing the warming winter rays to enter the space. An effort was made to provide high and large windows along the north offices of the building for ambient light to penetrate deep into the spaces. A use of lofty and concentrated space give courthouse visitors a sense of ceremony upon entry. Entering first upon the full height entry cupola the public is given a space while waiting to pass the lower height security threshold. Once passing inspections a double height atrium with a centralized oculus provides the public with three directions to proceed, left to jury assembly, right to the public counters and high volume courtroom, or up the stairs to the courtroom floor.


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Bu I l dI N g r e f I N e M eN T + ar T I c ul aT I O N The design of any facility originates with a concept that is rooted in both it’s context and it’s identity. conceptualization gives way to manipulation of form, space, material, and texture, all while working within the framework of functionality and sustainability. as the courthouse design moves through the schematic phase into design development, the building continues to evolve. architectural elements, materials, and details become more refined, and the spirit of the building begins to take shape. digital and physical models were used extensively throughout the design phases to study and represent the development of building form and the articulation of critical details. The exterior building materials were carefully evaluated and selected based on their durability, timelessness, and harmonious aesthetic qualities. The resulting design effectively fulfills programmatic needs, embodies the community’s vision, and respects the environment.

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L a n d s ca p e D e si g n The North side of the building is designed to receive visitors, guests, and services while framing the architectural features of the building from the parking lot. A simple sloped lawn panel and walkway bring visitors from the parking lot to the building lobby. A small hardscape plaza and ramp in the North West Corner of the building with a simple seat wall creates a casual “niche space” between the parking lot and building lobby. An informal grove of native oaks also drifts across the plaza, lawn, and ground cover areas to create a single unifying landscape treatment across the North façade of the building. The building’s South façade is characterized by large bay windows which give visual connectivity both to and from the building interior to the street. The landscape plan supports and compliments this expression through the design of a series of seat walls positioned in front of the window seats. A simple plaza design allows the building to sit at plinth level slightly above but protected from the street. Similar to the North Façade, a simple drift of native Oak trees strategically frames views while bringing a unifying form across the entire building façade. The Western façade of the building, and landscape are the most substantial visual and physical expression of the Civic Courthouse. The building’s public entry sits on a raised plinth which is accessed by wide ceremonial steps and sloped walkways. The landscape is expressed as a simple, level ground plane at street level which rises, like a mesa to meet the building columns and lobby space. The plaza will be constructed from a local stone material which expresses the regional landscape while complimenting the building materials. Two large specimen oak trees also frame the building lobby, bringing scale and visual focus to the building entry. 61


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Co u r t room D e si gn D evel opme nt The courtroom is the heart of the courthouse. It is a place of reverence and order, as well as a place of function. The layout and organization of each courtroom and its elements was thoroughly examined through both two and three dimensional design exploration. Sketches, digital modeling software, architectural models, and even a series of full scale casework mock-ups were used to develop to illicit user group feedback and to refine the court design perfectly tailored to the needs of the Butte Courthouse and its Judges.

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r e fIN ed cOur T rOOM d e S Ig N The second floor of the courts building has four courtrooms with the public lobby on the South with views to the park. The Judges’ chambers and Jury deliberation rooms are located on the north side of the building with views to the north and ample trees to the screen the parking areas. Two In-custody holding areas are located between each pair of courtrooms. each of the courtrooms are daylit on the second floor through clerestory windows to the north and south for more balanced, natural lighting. The eastern-most courtroom will also have windows along the eastern wall. These larger height courtrooms help to organize the mechanical penthouse spaces between the courtrooms presenting a better unified and attractive roof form at the top of the courthouse.

cOr Ner B eNch cOu r T r OOM

la r g e c O u r T r O O M


ar r aIgNMeN T cOur T r OOM

MedIuM cOurTrOOM 83


Center Bench Courtroom


Courtroom Entry + Public Seating

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Center BenCh Courtroom


Corner BenCh Courtroom

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I nt e r io r M at e r ial s + Spac e s Throughout the design process exterior and interior materials were reviewed for their color, finish, durability, manufacturing location, installation requirements, cost, and relationship to each other. Samples large and small were utilized in office and at presentations to explain their natural qualities and interests. There is great value in a client putting hands-on to physical materials in order to understand the weight, color, and texture of the materials being proposed. Hand-sketched perspectives and details provided a means to study the aesthetic and textural relationships between materials. These hand sketches were then developed into loose 3D models and then to photo-realistic renderings which were displayed for client input and approval.

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MaTer IalS PaleT Te

Channel glass

flamed Basalt tile

terraCotta rainsCreen

aCoustiCal Panel

Wood veneer

ZinC Cladding

kasota valley limestone

stainless steel

honed Basalt tile


6600

Marrone

7250

s

frosted Glass

Ash 4220

plaster veneer Quartzinterior Reections 7141 s

quartz surface

9260 Desert Limestone

s

2200

Carbone s Sierra

Bedrock

quartz surface

Oyster 7150 9255 Nougat

6370

Dusty Stones

Courtroom Carpeting

9601

Gold Abyss 6600

Black Rocks 6120 Marrone s

7250

Porcelain tile

Salt

2230

6270

Baja

Smoky Ash

3200

s

Savannah travertine tile

6140

Chocolate Trufe

9205

s

6350

White Ash

9480

Copper Canyon

9260

Metallic Black

Carbone s

Porcelain tile

7150

Chambers Carpeting

NOTE: Shade and aggregates of actual product may vary.

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Courtroom threshold

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c I rc u laT ION SPaceS + S Ig Na g e Corner

Corner

LEGEND OF SIGN TYPES

2

DETAIL ELEVATION SCALE: 1/2" = 1'-0"

digital information disPlay Center

R222-01

1

Painted soffit

R222-02

R222-03

Plaster veneer

R222-04

R222-05

R222-06

R222-07

R222-08

aluminum reveal

R222-09

A

DOOR IDENTITY

B

DOOR HOURS / REGULATIONS

C

SECURITY SCREENING REGULATIONS

D

FREESTANDING DIRECTIONAL

E

WALL DIRECTIONAL

F

WALL IDENTITY - AMENITY OR DEPARTMENT

G

RESTROOM IDENTITY glass WindoWs

interior elevation

(vinyl on glass)

(freestanding or mounted plaque) (floor mounted)

E.1

(wall / corner mounted)

oPaque sliding

(wall or overhead mounted)

(wall mounted)

H

RESTROOM ADA WALL PLAQUE

J

ROOM IDENTITY

K

ELEVATOR IDENTITY

L

INFORMATION DISPLAY

M

COURTROOM IDENTITY

N

COURTROOM RULES AND DOCKET

P

PUBLIC AREA RULES AND REGULATIONS

Q

PUBLIC COUNTER IDENTITY

R

SPECIALTY GRAPHIC

S

EXTERIOR - COURTHOUSE IDENTITY

T

EXTERIOR - VEHICULAR DIRECTIONAL

U

FREESTANDING DIRECTIONAL STANCHION

FRONT ELEVATION SCALE: 3/16" = 1'-0"

(vinyl on glass)

(wall mounted)

(wall mounted)

(wall mounted blade)

(digital wall mounted screens)

(wall mounted integrated into “threshold”)

(wall mounted integrated into “threshold”)

(wall mounted integrated into “threshold”)

(mounted on “fin” and overhead)

(floor or wall mounted)

35

(site wall mounted) (ground mounted)

(movable)

E.2

E.3

Wood veneer Paneling

E.4


1’-0� 9"

5

TOP VIEW SCALE: 3/4" = 1'-0"

COURTROOM 1 PUBLIC RECORDS MEDIATION

LEGEND OF SIGN TYPES NO FOOD OR DRINK IN COURTROOM

LEGEND OF SIGN TYPES CELL PHONES MUST BE TURNED OFF IN COURTOOM

QUIET PLEASE COURT IN SESSION

A

ASSISTED LISTENING SYSTEM AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

LEGEND OF SIGN TYPES DOOR IDENTITY

A

DOOR IDENTITY

B

DOOR HOURS / REGULATIONS

B

DOOR HOURS / REGULATIONS

C D

2

SIDE ELEVATION SCALE: 3/4" = 1'-0"

1

FRONT ELEVATION SCALE: 3/4" = 1'-0"

3

SIDE ELEVATION

E

SCALE: 3/4" = 1'-0"

F G H J

varied oPaCity interior glaZing

(vinyl on glass) (vinyl on glass)

C

SECURITY SCREENING REGULATIONS (freestanding or mounted plaque)

D

FREESTANDING DIRECTIONAL (floor mounted)

WALL DIRECTIONAL

4

(wall / corner mounted)

BACK ELEVATION SCALE: 3/4" = 1'-0"

E.1

E.2

E.3 E

D

FREESTANDING DIRECTIONAL

D

FREESTANDING DIRECTIONAL

E

WALL DIRECTIONAL

E

WALL DIRECTIONAL

F

WALL IDENTITY - AMENITY OR DEPARTMENT

G

RESTROOM IDENTITY

H

RESTROOM ADA WALL PLAQUE

H

RESTROOM ADA WALL PLAQUE

J

ROOM IDENTITY

J

ROOM IDENTITY

K

ELEVATOR IDENTITY

K

ELEVATOR IDENTITY

L

INFORMATION DISPLAY

(freestanding or mounted plaque) (floor mounted)

FREESTANDING DIRECTIONAL

(wall mounted)

RESTROOM IDENTITY

ROOM IDENTITY (wall mounted)

ELEVATOR IDENTITY K Wood veneer insert With BenCh INFORMATION DISPLAYseat L (wall mounted blade)

(digital wall mounted screens)

(wall mounted blade)

E.1(digital wall mounted E.2 screens) SCALE: 3/4" = 1'-0"

G H

(wall mounted)

(wall mounted)

WALL IDENTITY - AMENITY OR DEPARTMENT

(wall mounted)

(wall mounted)

(wall mounted)

E.4

(wall mounted integrated into “threshold�)

PUBLIC COUNTER IDENTITY

PUBLIC COUNTER IDENTITY

R

SPECIALTY GRAPHIC

S

EXTERIOR - COURTHOUSE IDENTITY

(wall mounted integrated into “threshold�)

Q

K

ELEVATOR IDENTITY

R

(mounted on “fin� and overhead)

SPECIALTY GRAPHIC Plaster veneer (floor or wall mounted)

(wall mounted integrated into “threshold�)

(wall mounted integrated into “threshold�)

(mounted on “fin� and overhead)

(floor or wall mounted) (site wall mounted)

L

INFORMATION DISPLAY

S

EXTERIOR - COURTHOUSE IDENTITY

T

EXTERIOR - VEHICULAR DIRECTIONAL

U

FREESTANDING DIRECTIONAL STANCHION

(digital wall mounted screens)

(site wall mounted)

COURTROOM RULES AND DOCKET

N

COURTROOM RULES AND DOCKET

U

FREESTANDING DIRECTIONAL STANCHION

P

PUBLIC AREA RULES AND REGULATIONS

P

PUBLIC AREA RULES AND REGULATIONS

Q

PUBLIC COUNTER IDENTITY

Q

PUBLIC COUNTER IDENTITY

R

SPECIALTY GRAPHIC

R

SPECIALTY GRAPHIC

S

EXTERIOR - COURTHOUSE IDENTITY

S

EXTERIOR - COURTHOUSE IDENTITY

T

EXTERIOR - VEHICULAR DIRECTIONAL

T

EXTERIOR - VEHICULAR DIRECTIONAL

U

FREESTANDING DIRECTIONAL STANCHION

U

FREESTANDING DIRECTIONAL STANCHION

(movable)

SCALE: 3/4" = 1'-0"

Q

(wall mounted integrated into “threshold�)

N

(ground mounted)

(digital wall mounted screens)

OPPOSITE ELEVATION COURTROOM IDENTITY M

PUBLIC AREA RULES AND REGULATIONS

EXTERIOR - VEHICULAR DIRECTIONAL

(site wall mounted)

(wall mounted blade)

P

T

(floor or wall mounted)

(wall mounted)

PUBLIC AREA RULES AND REGULATIONS

COURTROOM IDENTITY

(mounted on “fin� and overhead)

(wall mounted)

P

(wall mounted integrated into “threshold�)

M

(wall mounted integrated into “threshold�)

(wall mounted)

COURTROOM RULES AND DOCKET

COURTROOM IDENTITY

(wall mounted integrated into “threshold�)

(wall or overhead mounted)

RESTROOM IDENTITY

N

M

(wall mounted integrated into “threshold�)

2

(wall / corner mounted)

WALLE.3 IDENTITY - AMENITY OR DEPARTMENT E.4

COURTROOM RULES AND DOCKET

ROOM IDENTITY

(wall mounted blade)

E.3

(floor mounted)

N

J

(wall mounted)

G

(freestanding or mounted plaque)

COURTROOM IDENTITY

(wall or overhead mounted)

RESTROOM ADA WALL PLAQUE

60"

F E.2

(wall or overhead mounted)

FRONTLELEVATION INFORMATION DISPLAY

29

E.1

(wall / corner mounted)

RESTROOM IDENTITY (wall mounted)

(vinyl on glass)

SECURITY SCREENING REGULATIONS

WALL IDENTITY - AMENITY OR DEPARTMENT M

RESTROOM ADA WALL PLAQUE

 

C

F

(wall or overhead mounted)

10'-6"

(vinyl on glass)

SECURITY SCREENING REGULATIONS

(freestanding or mounted plaque)

(wall / corner mounted)

DOOR HOURS / REGULATIONS

COURTROOM 02

(vinyl on glass)

SECURITY SCREENING REGULATIONS

1

DOOR IDENTITY

B

C

(vinyl on glass)

(floor mounted)

A

DOOR HOURS / REGULATIONS

(vinyl on glass)

WALL DIRECTIONAL E.4

(vinyl on glass)

JUDGE

JOHN DOE

B

LEGEND OF SIGN TYPES

A

3/4"

DOOR IDENTITY

(wall mounted integrated into “threshold�)

(wall mounted integrated into “threshold�)

(ground mounted)

(ground mounted)

(movable)

(movable)

(wall mounted integrated into “threshold�)

(mounted on “fin� and overhead)

(floor or wall mounted) (site wall mounted) (ground mounted)

(movable)

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grand stairway


window seats overlooking neighborhood Park

99


PuBliC CirCulation neXus


main entry loBBy

101


Original Serigraph by Jake Early


R eal i z in g T h e Vision The architectural process is a journey in which each step forward is built upon the collective ones in the past. This book marks the conclusion of the design development phase for the New North Butte County Courthouse, but the process is far from complete. Our team has had the honor and pleasure of working closely with the Administrative Office of the Courts, Butte County Superior Courts, and the people of Chico to translate their needs into a building layout, and give form to their ideas and community spirit. The Tate Snyder Kimsey team is proud of the new courthouse design, already winning the AIA Long Beach | South Bay Unbuilt Award for design excellence. We have enjoyed the creative partnership that has been forged with the Chico community, including our collaboration with local artist Jake Early. We look forward to the next step in this journey as our team works to further refine and document the courthouse design before finally breaking ground to make this joint vision a reality.

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North Butte County Courthouse  

This visually engaging book chronicles the design of the Butte County New Courthouse, located in Chico, California, from the initial program...

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