Onondaga County/City of Syracuse Criminal Courthouse|
ASHLEY MCGRAW ARCHITECTS, P. C.
500 S. Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
Syracuse, New York
Total Square Feet:
Nov 2001 to Jan 2004
CONSULTING ARCHITECT FOR JUDICIAL DESIGN: Ricci Associates - 130 West 30th Street, New York, NY 10001
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Klepper Hahn & Hyatt - 5795 Widewaters Parkway, Dewitt, NY 13214
CONSTRUCTION MANAGER: J. D. Taylor Construction Co. - 406 Midler Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13206
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Murnane Building Contractors - 6728 Myers Road, East Syracuse, NY 13057
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Northland Associates, Inc. - P.O. Box 2549, Syracuse, NY 13220
The new Onondaga County/City of Syracuse Criminal Courthouse provides a significant addition to an existing civic and historic section of downtown Syracuse. Providing state-of-the-art security, technology and function for combined city and county judicial systems, the design incorporates 12 new criminal courtrooms, District Attorneys office and administrative support space. A narrow site and street facade places a glass clad main entrance pavilion, security lobby, public stairs and elevators in a prominent location as the centerpiece of a previously undefined civic plaza. This bold statement both announces the public nature of the building and symbolizes an open and active judicial process.
The new Courthouse accommodates all of the City and County criminal courts, allowing the historic 1911 County Courthouse to be restored for use as a civil and family courthouse. The new building is connected via a tunnel system to the neighboring county jail and existing courthouse for ease of staff access and secure transport.
Public spaces bring abundant daylight into the building, with views to the city and civic plaza corridor. The design provides a focal point and completes a civic plaza including the Everson Museum and the County OnCenter convention hall beyond.
DIV 04: Masonry Units: Decro-Face®; Glass Block: Pittsburgh Corning.
DIV 07: Metal Wall Panels: Alucobond.
DIV 08: Windows, Curtainwall, Storefront: EFCO Corporation; Revolving Doors: Crane Fulview.
DIV 09: Porcelain Tile: Crossville.
DIV 14: Elevators: Thyssen-Krupp.