New Courthouse Sited on Original Courthouse Grounds

The proposed Spartanburg County Courthouse will be located in the heart of downtown Spartanburg on the same block as the current courthouse (built in 1956) and on the same site as the original courthouse which was built in 1892. One of the unique design challenges is planning the site to allow construction of the new facility (which will take about two years) while maintaining operations in the existing courthouse. Once the new facility is operational, the current courthouse will be demolished, and a large, landscaped plaza will serve as a “Courthouse Square.”

Adapting to the Site

The seven-story structure is articulated to provide a step-back massing, while a two-story element will offer a more pleasant scale along the street edges. The site slopes from East to West, which is beneficial in separating the Public Zone from secure areas in the rear. The proposed building will incorporate traditional architectural elements designed to fit within a historical downtown context.

Designed in conjunction with McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, the new state-of-the-art Spartanburg County Courthouse will feature more than 300,000-square feet and will include a Jury Assembly Room, courtrooms, Clerk of Court, and Jury Deliberation Rooms, and Sheriff’s Holding Area.

ClientSpartanburg County Government LocationSpartanburg, South Carolina Project Size315,000 square feetServicesPlanning, Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design