2000 Drayton Drive – Tallahassee, Florida


Department of Management Services




$33.3 Million

Design Description:

This new facility is being designed to meet the current and future needs of the Judicial System. The program is approximately 101,000 S.F. (plus 9,000 S.F. (+/-) of secured parking) and includes enhanced security provisions. The facility has been designed to include two Courtrooms, 18 Judicial Chamber Suites, Clerk of the Court Department, Central Staff Office Area, Marshal’s Office, Library, Court Support Spaces, Facility Support Spaces, and Secure Basement Parking. The project goals are to design a facility that meets the user’s current and future needs within the established construction budget and schedule. Included in these goals are to design a building whose appearance expresses the importance of its role as a Courthouse for the community, while remaining functional and user friendly. The new facility will also include state of the art technology and security features, be ADA compliant, and achieve LEED Gold Certification (pending).


The site is a former pasture-land and was covered mainly in grasses with three large Live Oak trees located in the southeast quadrant of the property. The site has been laid out to protect and preserve these trees.