St. Charles County Justice Center

St. Charles, Missouri (1988)

St. Charles County Justice Center

St. Charles, Missouri (1988)

Joint venture with LePique and Orne Architects, Inc.

 

As the largest public building in St. Charles County, this 200,000 square foot multi-purpose justice center demonstrates PBA’s ability to manage large scale, complex projects.  The facility accommodates a range of specialized operations including law enforcement, an emergency operations center, indoor parking, separate juvenile and adult detention facilities, courtrooms, a unique high security courtroom, crime labs, a training academy and a large computer center serving county departments.  The self-contained emergency operations command center includes 14 day living accommodations which were put to maximum use during the flood of 1993.

The justice center was constructed in downtown St. Charles on a city block that slopes 40 feet across the site.  In conjunction with the Old Courthouse, this facility established an urban design context for subsequent downtown commercial and civic development.

Powers Bowersox Associates, as the lead joint venture partner, provided all planning, space programming, design, contract documents and construction administration services.  Additional services provided in-house by our firm included landscape architecture, graphics and signage, and interior furnishings. The building contains state of the art security and communication systems as well as multi-zoned mechanical, fire protection and security systems.