Matthew J. Perry U.S. Courthouse

Based on the exterior vernacular of renowned courthouse architect Robert Mills, Stevens & Wilkinson, in association with Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott, designed Richland County’s prestigious new federal courthouse. Featuring a central lobby anchored by a rotunda, the courts surround this public axis creating a striking space, while the large, open public lobbies provide circulation areas outside the District and Magistrate Judge courtrooms. The design team collaborated with judges, court reporters, clerks and attorneys to design and arrange the layout of the courtrooms, which harmonize interior features ranging from traditional wood bench seating to electronic evidence-based and video-conferencing equipment.

Design Awards:
2004 Merit Award – AIA Greater Columbia Chapter
2004 Brick Merit Award – American Institutes South Carolina Chapter – Columbia Section
2003 Excellence in Construction Award – Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama, Inc.

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GSA U.S. General Services Administration


Columbia, South Carolina

Project Size

208,000 Gross Square Feet