Richard J. Daronco Westchester County Courthouse Complex


Year:
2003
Location:
White Plains, Westchester New York

The Westchester County Courthouse Annex is a 200,000 sq ft addition to an existing 300,000 sq ft courthouse tower.  Suzanne Musho functioned as the Lead Designer for this project.  The Annex addition houses the family and criminal courts for Westchester County while the Tower Building holds the Supreme Courts.  This project is unique in that is was essential to design a space sympathetic to the population it serves.  A central courtyard space with a quiet garden was designed to provide a space of rest for the users who are spending countless hours at court.  The distinct circulation patterns of  defendants, visitors, judges and juries were successfully designed and implemented.