Government and Cultural
IGW led a team of architects and engineers in the expansion and renovation of the Champaign County Courthouse located in Urbana, Illinois. The design preserves the turn-of-the century courthouse as the prominent landmark within downtown Urbana by setting back and scaling new construction to retain views of the existing courthouse from its Main Street approaches.
At the same time, it was essential to incorporate the required space standards and organize program components and movement patterns in a way that would provide the necessary security features and support of efficient court operations. This translated into placement of the prisoner holding/staging areas, courtrooms and judicial support facilities in the 90,000 square foot addition and renovation of the existing 39,000 square foot courthouse for court support offices. A later project involved the restoration of the clock and bell tower and stabilization of the exterior masonry at the historic courthouse.