MONTEZUMA COUNTY COMBINED COURTS
- Cortez, CO
The proposed Montezuma County Combined Courts project, located in the iconic Four Corners region of southwestern Colorado, will consolidate various elements of the 22nd Judicial District into a single 33,000 SF, two-story building. The building will contain four courtrooms, a probation department,and a Clerk of the Courts division. Roth Sheppard Architects completed a space needs analysis and conceptual building design. The project is currently in the construction documents phase.
The overall concept of the building is derivative of Mesa Verde. A kiva element near the main public entry defines the entry plaza and functions as a public community room when not in use as a jury assembly room. The overall wedge-like form of the main building is symbolic of the plains rising to meet the mountains, while abstractly referencing the crevice in the Mesa Verde mountainside.
This project is being completed in association with Humpries Poli Architects.