Honoring the Past While Embracing the Future

SSOE | Stevens & Wilkinson was selected to provide architectural and engineering design for the Sandusky County Courthouse’s interior renovation project. With the main part of the building dating back to 1844 and an expansion in the 1930’s, the courthouse’s interior was in need of significant modernization. Mindful of the building’s original Grecian design, SSOE | Stevens & Wilkinson was able to complement the building’s original 19th century style, while providing 21st century functionality.

Increasing Efficiency Through Smart Designs

The age of the building provided several challenges for the team. By successfully implementing a design that was not only feasible, but also adhered to the project schedule, the SSOE | Stevens & Wilkinson team provided smart solutions that addressed the needs of the client. Architectural improvements included ADA upgrades, enhancements to both public and staff areas, and department layout improvements to provide increased efficiency—marrying contemporary and traditional finishes throughout for a uniform appearance. Additionally, project savings were realized by preserving existing corridor marble walls with the removal of 100+ years of build-up.

Enhancing Employee Safety

The courthouse’s technology and security systems received a complete overhaul as well, which included installing a single point of entry with metal detectors, securing all remaining access doors with card reader access control. A complete lock down security system was also installed with alert buttons placed in each department for use as needed. By better defining public and staff areas, the team was able to improve workflow from one department to the next. Most importantly, employee safety was significantly enhanced through the security and mass notification measures put in place by SSOE | Stevens & Wilkinson’s data, fire and security experts.

SSOE | Stevens & Wilkinson was selected to provide architectural and engineering design for the Sandusky County Courthouse’s interior renovation project.

ClientSandusky CountyLocationFremont, Ohio Project Size50,154 square feet ServicesArchitecture, Engineering

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