Tarrant County Civil Courts Building Named Best Municipal Project by ENR News
Sep 07, 2016

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.