BE&K Building Group – together with joint venture partners Turner Construction and Walter B. Davis Company – were responsible for constructing the new, nine-story Mecklenburg County Courthouse in Uptown Charlotte.
The 568,000 SF facility is the largest county courthouse in the state and includes 35 finished courtrooms, plus 12 additional courtrooms prepped to be furnished and staffed when the need arises. The triangular-shaped building features recessed windows, and has inspirational quotes etched into the granite and limestone exterior throughout.
The low entrance opens into a grand atrium allowing sunlight to stream through the large windows, and adding to the architectural appeal are the interior, stone and marble imported from Italy, Portugal and Zimbabwe. The building is a nine-story glass and concrete structure featuring a garden located off the atrium – visible to the public – while judges enjoy the roof gardens on the fourth and eighth floors.
Nine levels are connected by six, oversized elevators and a circular staircase.
City of Charlotte