Historic Michigan City Courthouse to Receive American Structurepoint Makeover

American Structurepoint architects, designers, and engineers will have a tremendous opportunity to show off their skills on a $15 million renovation/expansion of a historic Indiana courthouse. We are providing architectural, interior design, landscape architecture, structural, and civil engineering services to renovate about 30,000 sft of the Michigan City Courthouse, built in 1909. All courthouse areas will be renovated to provide space for several LaPorte County offices currently located in a nearby building. Also part of the project, designing a 23,000-sft addition, including stairs, elevators, and restrooms, must be redesigned so that they will be compliant with the federal American with Disabilities Act, two new court rooms, and support spaces and space to house the prosecutor’s office. Project manager Dan Weinheimer says the extensive renovation also includes adding a fifth courtroom to the courthouse, a new inmate holding area, new secure lobby entrance, new restrooms,  and a secure parking area for judges. Construction will start in spring 2019 and will occur in multiple phases over 16 months so that as areas are renovated, county employees can move in. This will allow county employees to move into their new space after renovations occur.

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