Johnson County Courthouse
Olathe, Kansas, USA
Fentress' design for Johnson County Courthouse was inspired by materials and forms found in Kansas geology and history.
Interior Architecture + Design
Furniture selection further distinguishes this Courthouse from its peers. For example:
- Modern task chairs—in an off-white vinyl fabric—compliment the warm wood tones of the jury box.
- Waterfall tables with wood and metal finishes unify the custom millwork portals and benches featured throughout the building.
- Flexible, modular furniture in the second level lobby reinforces the modernity and timelessness of the space.
- A fabric accent of cobalt blue for some of the furniture pieces in the main lobby adds to the playfulness of the custom artwork in the atrium.
- Award of Excellence, Associated General Contractors of Kansas, 2021
- Best Project (Government/Public), Engineering News-Record, 2021
- Capstone Award (Architectural Design), Kansas City Business Journal, 2021
- Justice Facilities Review, AIA Committee on Architecture for Justice, 2021
- BEST Award (Serve), IIDA Rocky Mountain Chapter, 2022
USGBC LEED Gold-Certified
- generous daylighting,
- water-efficient plumbing fixtures,
- reduction of heat island effect through thoughtful selection of roof membranes and exterior materials,
- energy efficient systems,
- durable and long-lasting materials,
- low VOC-emitting materials, and
- flexible design for future adaptation.