Engineering News Record (ENR) has recognized the Tom Vandergriff Civil Courts Building with the Regional Best Project Award in the government/public buildings category for 2016. ENR is a leading trade magazine that recognizes the best construction projects across the country.
Broaddus & Associates provided project management services for the high-profile project. Located in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, the building consists of an asymmetrical scheme with a public plaza, six-story 235,000-square-foot building, and a 26-car underground, secured parking garage. It includes 13 courtrooms, including a high-volume 2,800 SF courtroom that can accommodate 120 people for more complex, multiparty litigation.
The project, which was completed on budget, represents a continued relationship between Tarrant County and Broaddus: the firm served as project manager for the $83 million Lon Evans Corrections Center and the $27 million Medical Examiner's Office, both of which were completed in 2012. The building also achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.