Midtown Community Court

New York, NY

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Adaptive reuse of the approximately 15,000 SF landmarked turn of the century 11th Judicial Court Building into a prototype court facility and the first “paperless” court that brings back the “Community Court System” adressing minor offenses thus reducing load on Supreme Court system.


Davis Brody & Associates, New York, NY


Fund for the City of New York, New York, NY


  • creation of a paperless courtroom involving a network that links all the PCs within the building to the office of Court Administration in Albany where all court records are archived for instant retrieval
  • gut renovation of the building’s cellar, first, fifth, and sixth floors
  • restoration of the historic storefront façade
  • new courtroom
  • new judges’ chambers, community service rooms, and open plan administrative areas
  • prototypical holding cells with high visibility and less oppressive environment responding to level of crime

Special Interests

The project team’s extensive value engineering and cost-saving analyses reduced construction costs by more than 20 percent.


Construction Management