Staten Island Courthouse Building New York State, St. George Architecture, Images, Design
Staten Island Courthouse Building
St. George, NY: New York Harbor Architecture, USA – design by Susan T. Rodriguez/Ennead Architects
Apr 5, 2016
Staten Island Courthouse Building
Location: New York State Supreme Civil and Criminal Courts, Staten Island, Richmond County, New York, USA
Design: Susan T. Rodriguez / Ennead Architects
Photography © Jeff Goldberg/Esto
Staten Island Courthouse
St. George, Staten Island, NY
Supreme Court of New York, Richmond County
On a hilltop site overlooking New York Harbor, the new Staten Island Courthouse designed by Susan T. Rodriguez/Ennead Architects has a distinct presence on the St. George skyline, commanding views to and from New York harbor. Four copper-clad “towers of justice” catch the morning light, creating a symbol of the judiciary for the 21st century.
This new state-of-the-art facility houses the New York State Supreme Civil and Criminal Courts, lower Criminal Court and related agencies.
The project has transformed an existing 4-acre municipal parking lot into a new urban center, extending the network of civic buildings in the area to fill a significant void within the urban fabric of St. George. Archeological investigation into the history of the property as a 19th-century quarantine hospital uncovered a burial ground at the northern end of the site.
This has been commemorated with the creation of a Memorial Green – a new civic landscape framed by the Courthouse, Borough Hall, the New York Public Library and the Staten Island Theater.
The Courthouse presents two distinct faces to the city; primary public spaces face east. The copper-clad court towers are unified behind a transparent glass curtainwall that features views of the harbor and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge and admits sunlight into the primary public zones of the building.
The design fulfills the modern programmatic requirements of the court, including fourteen court sets, prisoner holding spaces, jury assembly, judges’ chambers, satellite space for Richmond County District Attorney and NYPD, the County Clerk’s office, a law library, attorneys’ lounge and administrative support spaces.
Sustainable design principles have informed the design of the site and building. Highlights include extensive integration of green roofs to minimize heat island effect and storm water run-off, maximized daylight and views throughout the building, on-site stormwater retention, high performance envelope assemblies, locally sourced and natural materials, as well as energy efficient systems and controls. The building is designed to achieve LEED silver certification.
Staten Island Courthouse – Building Information
Architecture: Ennead Architects
Design Partner: Susan T. Rodriguez FAIA
Management Partner: Joseph Fleischer FAIA
Project Manager: Joanne Sliker AIA
Senior Designer: Marc Schaut AIA
Project Architects: Chris Halloran AIA, Ryan Hollien AIA
Senior Technical Architect: Gary Anderson AIA
Project Team: Jason Abbey, Jesica Bello, Dan Breitner, David Coxson, Darla Elsbernd, Nicholas Hunt, Dean Kim AIA, Adam Mead, Megan Miller AIA, Marguerite Montecinos-Deppe, Harry Park, Patricia Salas, Andy Sniderman AIA, Fernando Suarez AIA, Michael Toste, Todd Walbourn AIA
Courts Planning RicciGreene Associates
MEP / FP Lakhani & Jordan Engineering
Landscape Architect Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects
Lighting Brandston Partnership Inc.
Graphics Poulin + Morris
Geotechnical and Civil Langan Engineering
Curtain Wall Heintges
Acoustics Shen Milsom & Wilke
Elevator Iros Elevator
Specifications Construction Specifications Inc.
Construction Manager Jacobs Facilities Inc.
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Staten Island Courthouse design : Ennead Architects
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