Travis County Civil and Family Courts
Located in the heart of downtown Austin, the courthouse balances transparency and security to embrace the surrounding community while presiding as a symbol of justice. Thoughtful design, including a welcoming main entry, outdoor terraces, a self-help law center, and childcare facilities, seek to ease the stress of typical courthouse experiences. The site encourages community engagement, featuring spacious sidewalks, bicycle parking, pedestrian benches and a community plaza, all easily accessible by foot, bike or public transportation.
FMS’s thoughtful lighting design creates a welcoming front door to the building, brings out the rich architectural finishes and art program, and ensures comfort and functionality inside the courtrooms. Our judicious application of light and controls contributed to the project being certified LEED Gold®.
2023 Award of Merit Government and Public Buildings ENR Texas and Louisiana