Designer: Finegold Alexander & Associates
Contractor: Dimeo Construction
Project Type:
CM at-Risk
Project Cost: $85 million
Gross Square Feet: 153,000
Construction Start: October 2007
Substantial Completion Date: April 2010

Completed in April 2010, the new courthouse provides space for the Bristol County Superior Court criminal sessions and Fall River District Court, supplementing facilities at the former Durfee School already upgraded for the other Fall River court departments. This downtown site - at the corner of Borden Way and South Main Street - was cleared of existing buildings to allow space for the new courthouse.

Project Features

  • Nine (9) New Courtrooms
  • State of the art security and technology
  • Natural lighting to all courtrooms
  • LEED Gold Certification

DCAM is proud to announce that the Fall River project has received six awards for excellence in design, engineering and energy-efficiency, as follows:

  • 2011 BSA Accessible Design Award
  • 2011 American Council of Engineering Companies of MA Silver Award in Engineering Excellence
  • 2011 Illuminating Engineering Society of North America Section Award
  • 2010 Energy Star Award
  • 2008 DCAM Award in Excellence - Study Award
  • 2007 AIA's Academy of Architecture for Justice Knowledge Community Justice Facility Review

All photographs courtesy of Esto Photographics/Anton Grassl

All photographs courtesy of Esto Photographics/Anton Grassl

Time Lapse Photos - Construction of Fall River Trial Court