Duval County Unified Courthouse Facility

City of Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Florida
Project Size:
800,000 SF
$228 Million
Delivery Method:
LEED Certified Silver

This judicial facility is a seven story concrete structure that is approximately 800,000 SF and will house 2,500 staff members. The building has a two-story base that is forty feet high, a seven-story tower that is 140 feet high and the pediment is 188 feet high. The facade materials are precast concrete and glass. The facility is programmed and designed with 51 courtrooms including associated judicial spaces and court administration, the Clerk of the Court functions as well as corrections.

This new courthouse facility is part of “The Better Jacksonville Plan” in which the program provides for projected growth through the year 2025. The “unified” building includes the necessary spaces for both criminal and civil procedures. The development of the new courthouse will enable government functions to move out of valuable riverfront property and be a catalyst for redevelopment of the area. The City of Jacksonville anticipates up to 8,000 daily visitors to these facilities.

This is the first LEED Certified County Courthouse in Florida and is the largest LEED Certified Courthouse in the United States.