In association with Stevens & Wilkinson (for new courthouse building design) and Justice Planning Associates
McMillan Pazdan Smith as architect of record, teaming with Stevens & Wilkinson as judicial design consultant, were chosen in 2018 to design a new Judicial Center for Spartanburg County, SC. Our team also includes masterplanner, Justice Planning Associates and landscape architect and civil engineer, SeamonWhiteside.
The new Spartanburg Judicial Center is designed to approximately 340,000 SF and contains 16 courtrooms to serve the Circuit, Family, Probate, and Magistrate Courts. In addition, area is provided for the various Clerk functions; Sheriff security and holding spaces; office space for the Solicitor, Public Defender, Probation, Juvenile Justice, and Guardian ad Litem; and other ancillary support components. It is envisioned that the new facility will be constructed on the same site as the existing Judicial Center and that the existing center will remain operational during construction. Once the new center is completed and occupied, the former will be demolished. A secure judicial parking area for approximately 30 vehicles will also be provided, as well as a parking garage for public and staff that has been preliminarily estimated to include 600 spaces.
The current Municipal Court and Police Department are located within the existing City Hall Building. A new building has been proposed, consisting of approximately 54,000 square feet. The site for this new facility is to be determined.