St. Louis Justice Center + Juvenile Detention Center Expansion

St. Louis County, Missouri, USA

Fentress’ design transforms the outdated St. Louis County Courts, originally built in the early 1970s, into a modern, state-of-the-art facility.

The six-story expansion and renovation project consolidated the Family Court – including juvenile detention – with the Circuit Court into more modern, state-of-the-art facility at the St. Louis County Court Complex.
The new building is a modern, highly functional, and sustainable unified Courts Complex with:
  • 43 courtrooms,
  • general office space,
  • customer service areas,
  • 63,000-square-foot juvenile detention facility,
  • 64 detention sleeping cells,
  • educational space,
  • conference + meeting rooms,
  • public spaces, storage, and operational support areas.

The courts complex is an energy efficient, accessible and secure facility that will serve St. Louis County well into the future.

USGBC LEED Certified

Sustainable design strategies employed include the use of local materials and energy efficient mechanical systems.