Progressive Design

Our firm designed a progressive, state-of-the-art courthouse within the context of a small, rural county setting. Special emphasis was given to separating the building’s three main areas: public, judge and jury and security.

Traditional Styling

The County’s new courthouse was the initial phase and centerpiece of an 80-acre master plan and established the architectural language for subsequent structures, all characterized by traditional styling.

Key Facilities

Key facilities include four new courtrooms, Clerk of Court, judges suites, jury deliberation suites, a jury assembly room, holding cell and security area.

A Note from Cheryl Graham, Clerk of Court

"Even with strict budgeting constraints, Stevens & Wilkinson were able to design a handsome building that will be a source of pride for our community. The firm provided an efficient plan that answered all of the functional needs without wasting space. Additionally, the team always kept safety as a number one priority in the court and building layout.”  

The new Dorchester County Courthouse is a 44,000 square foot facility with four courtrooms, judges and jury suites, and Clerk of Court.

ClientDorchester County Government LocationSt. George, South CarolinaProject Size44,000 square feetServicesArchitecture, Engineering, Interior Design