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Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center, Denver

The 600,000-sq-ft Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center (CJC) capped a prominent, important project for the state of Colorado. The site is situated along the perimeter of Denver's historic Civic Center Park and next door to the state capitol.

Designed to create a more efficient state judicial system, the CJC consolidates seven judicial and legal agencies that had leased office space in 10 different Denver locations.

The halls and floor of the four-story glass atrium use locally sourced marble. Behind it, a 12-story office tower houses the judicial and legal agencies, while the courthouse holds two courtrooms for the Court of Appeals, a courtroom for the Colorado Supreme Court, the Colorado Supreme Court Library and an educational civics learning center.

Project Team

Owner: Trammell Crow Co. for the state of Colorado

Architect: Fentress Architects

Contractor: Mortenson Construction

Engineers: Martin/Martin, Lakewood; M-E Engineers Inc., Wheat Ridge

Entry submitted by Fentress Architects