Part of a Public, Private Partnership (P3) effort for the 286,000 SF Howard County Courthouse, SLAM was the lead designer for the Skanska team. The design of the campus recognizes the symbolic importance of the courthouse to the county and was carefully planned to arrange functional areas in a logical and efﬁcient manner which are readily expandable.
While justice buildings represent the dignity of law, they must also convey a dignity in form. Howard County wanted an open and welcoming courthouse that inspired and demonstrated the strength, stability and unwavering nature of ‘government by the people’ while defining authority.
Howard County received an exceptional plan, an exceptional design and a commitment from a team that proved to the County that in this process they would get the best industry had to offer. I promised the County that they would get an exceptional result. Thank you for being so exceptional. Finally, a couple of special notes of thanks to the leadership: to Bob [Egleston] and Doug [Kleppin] – thank you for your vision, your patience and an exceptional design; I am blessed to work with such professionals.