Tom Vandergriff (Tarrant County) Civil Courts Building

Tom Vandergriff (Tarrant County) Civil Courts Building

Yates Construction provided construction management services for the Tarrant County Civil Courts Building. This project, in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, consists of an asymmetrical scheme with a public plaza, six-story, 235,000 SF building, and a 26-car underground secured parking garage. It includes 13 courtrooms, including a high-volume 2,800 SF courtroom that can accommodate 120 people for more complex, multiparty litigation. The Civil Courts Building accommodates 12 civil district courts, eight administrative judicial regional offices, district clerk, jury services and expansion space on the sixth floor for the Second Court of Appeals. The zero lot line site required stringent safety protocols, and round-the-clock construction adjacent to four city streets that never closed. The design mirrors the architecture of the other historical buildings downtown, and incorporates regional materials, natural stones, and bricks. The limestone Angels of Justice from the original Civil Courts Building were preserved and featured on the front façade of the new Civil Courts Building. The project team utilized Building Information Technology (BIM) for coordination of work on the project and achieved LEED® Gold certification surpassing the original goal of achieving LEED® Silver certification.

  • Owner

    Tarrant County

  • Size

    235,000 SF

  • Role

    Preconstruction
    Construction Management
    General Construction

  • Markets

    Correctional/Justice,

Owner

Tarrant County

Size

235,000 SF

Role

Preconstruction
Construction Management
General Construction

Markets

Correctional/Justice,