NUTEC was awarded this high-profile project in downtown York, Pennsylvania – one of the state’s largest urban historic districts. The scope of work included complete renovation of the existing 125,000 sq. ft. courthouse and conversion into an administrative building for County government.
Courtroom 1 was maintained completely restored, becoming the County’s Ceremonial Courtroom, linked to the new York County Judicial Center via technology systems. Courtroom 2 has been converted into the County Commissioners Meeting Room.
This challenging project entailed preservation of the intricate historic architectural features including rotunda, architectural staircases, millwork, mosaics, and other irreplaceable elements. Totally new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems have been designed and installed to replace existing, antiquated systems; further, a totally new sprinkler system was designed and installed. This project also entailed a small second level addition on the back of the building. Through effective space planning, we were able to minimize the addition size, which was originally envisioned by the client as a 9,000 sq. ft. addition to the side of the historic structure.
NUTEC provided full-service architectural and interior design as well as complete engineering and environmental services. The project was designed as a green building and is a candidate for Silver LEED Certification.