Trial Court completed capital improvement projects

Twenty-one major capital improvement projects have been completed since the formation of the Court Capital Projects department (now the Facilities Management and Capital Planning Department) in 1993.
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Overview

These projects range from renovations targeting specific facility improvements to construction of comprehensive justice centers addressing broader regional needs. The Brooke Courthouse and Worcester Trial Court, the two largest courthouses in the state, were built during this time period. In recent years, multi-department regional justice centers have opened in Fall River, Taunton and Salem, representing the new trend in courthouse construction.

Thaddeus Buczko Probate & Family Court (Salem/Essex County)

Salem Probate and Family

Opened in April 2017

Gross Square Footage: 77,000
Courtroom Total: 4
Total Project Cost: $50 M
Designer: Perry Dean Rogers
General Contractor: W.T. Rich, Co., Inc.
Occupants: Probate & Family Court

Franklin County Courthouse (Greenfield)

Greenfield Trial Court

Opened in February 2017

Gross Square Footage: 105,000
Courtroom Total: 6
Total Project Cost: $65 million
Designer: Leers Weinzapfel Assoc.
General Contractor: Whiting-Turner Co.
Occupants: District, Superior, Juvenile, Housing, and Probate & Family Courts

J. Michael Ruane Courthouse (Salem)

J. Michael Ruane Courthouse

Opened in November 2011

Gross Square Footage: 191,000
Courtroom Total: 11
Total Project Cost: $106.0 M
Designer: Goody Clancy Associates
Construction Manager at Risk:Daniel O'Connell's Sons
Occupants: District, Housing, Juvenile, Superior Courts

Taunton Trial Court

Taunton Trial Court

Opened in June 2011

Gross Square Footage: 147,000
Courtroom Total: 8
Total Project Cost: $86.0 M
Designer: Leers Weinzapfel Associates
Construction Manager at Risk: Daniel O'Connell's Sons
Occupants: District, Housing, Juvenile, Probate & Family Courts

Fall River Justice Center

Fall River Justice Center

Opened in April 2010

Gross Square Footage: 153,000
Courtroom Total: 9
Total Project Cost: $85.0 M
Designer: Finegold Alexander + Associates
Construction Manager at Risk: Dimeo Construction
Occupants: District and Superior Courts

Plymouth Trial Court

Plymouth Trial Court

Opened in August 2007

Gross Square Footage: 189,000
Courtroom Total: 10
Total Project Cost: $71.0 M
Designer: Perry Dean Rogers Architects
General Contractor: Gilbane Building Company
Occupants: District, Housing, Juvenile, Superior, Probate & Family Courts

Worcester Trial Court

Worcester Trial Court

Opened in June 2007

Gross Square Footage: 427,000
Courtroom Total: 26
Total Project Cost: $180.0 M
Designer: Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson and Abbott
General Contractor: Gilbane Building Company
Occupants: District, Housing, Juvenile, Superior, Probate & Family Courts

Suffolk County Courthouse (Boston)

Suffolk County Courthouse

Renovated in 2005

Gross Square Footage: 429,366
Courtroom Total: 24
Total Project Cost: $33.2 M
Designer: Drummey Rosane Anderson
General Contractor: W.T. Rich Company
Occupants: Superior Court

Edward W. Brooke Courthouse (Boston)

Edward Brooke Courthouse

Renovated in 2005

Gross Square Footage: 425,300
Courtroom Total: 25
Total Project Cost: $18.0 M
Designer: Helmuth, Obata + Kassabaum
General Contractor: Whiting Turner Construction
Occupants: Boston Municipal, Housing, Juvenile, Probate & Family Courts

John Adams Courthouse (Boston)

John Adams Courthouse

Renovated in 2005

Gross Square Footage: 340,492
Courtroom Total: 4
Total Project Cost: $151.0 M
Designer: Childs Bertman Tseckares Architects
Construction Manager: Tishman Construction
General Contractor: Suffolk Construction Company
Occupants: Appeals Court, Supreme Judicial Court, Social Law Library

Newton District Court

Newton District Court

Renovated in 2004

Gross Square Footage: 15,268
Courtroom Total: 2
Total Project Cost: $12.0 M
Designer: Drummey Rosane Anderson
General Contractor: Built-Rite
Occupants: District Court

Chelsea Trial Court

Chelsea Trial Court

Opened in 1999

Gross Square Footage: 54,112
Courtroom Total: 5
Total Project Cost: $16.7 M
Designer: Schwartz/Silver Architects
General Contractor: R.W. Granger and Sons
Occupants: District and Juvenile Courts

Edward W. Brooke Courthouse (Boston)

Edward Brooke Courthouse

Opened in 1999

Gross Square Footage: 425,300
Courtroom Total: 18
Total Project Cost: $102.0 M
Designer: Kallman, McKinnell & Wood Architects
Construction Manager: Tishman Construction Company
General Contractor: Dimeo-O'Connor, a Joint Venture
Occupants: Housing, Juvenile, Land, Probate & Family Courts

Brockton Trial Court

Brockton Trial Court

Opened in 1999

Gross Square Footage: 144,000
Courtroom Total: 13
Total Project Cost: $41.0 M
Designer: Elkus/Manfredi Architects
General Contractor: Beacon Skanska Construction
Occupants: District, Housing, Juvenile, Probate & Family Courts

Fenton Judicial Center (Lawrence)

Fenton Judicial Center

Opened in 1998

Gross Square Footage: 156,181
Courtroom Total: 10
Total Project Cost: $34.5 M
Designer: Leers Weinzapfel Associates
General Contractor: R.W. Granger and Sons
Occupants: District, Housing, Juvenile, Probate & Family Courts

Dorchester Municipal Court

Dorchester Municipal Court

Renovated in 1997

Gross Square Footage: 77,000
Courtroom Total: 6
Total Project Cost: $15.1 M
Designer: Goody Clancy Associates
General Contractor: Peabody Construction
Occupants: Boston Municipal and Juvenile Courts

Fall River Trial Court

Fall River Trial Court

Renovated in 1996

Gross Square Footage: 71,220
Courtroom Total: 5
Total Project Cost: $15.0 M
Designer: Finegold Alexander + Associates
Occupants: Housing, Juvenile, Probate & Family Courts

Roxbury Municipal Court

Roxbury Municipal Court

Renovated in 1996

Gross Square Footage: 70,658
Courtroom Total: 6
Total Project Cost: $15.0 M
General Contractor: TLT Construction
Occupants: Boston Municipal and Juvenile Courts

East Brookfield District Court

East Brookfield District Court

Opened in 1995

Gross Square Footage: 44,225
Courtroom Total: 2
Total Project Cost: $7.5 M
General Contractor: R.W. Granger and Sons
Occupants: District, Housing, Probate & Family Courts

West Roxbury Municipal Court

West Roxbury Municipal Court

Renovated in 1994

Gross Square Footage: 54,124
Courtroom Total: 4
Total Project Cost: $8.5 M
Designer: Elkus/Manfredi Architects
Occupants: Boston Municipal and Juvenile Courts

Newburyport District Court

Newburyport District Court

Opened in 1991

Gross Square Footage: 56,437
Courtroom Total: 4
Total Project Cost: $12.1 M
Designer: Leers Weinzapfel Associates
Occupants: District and Juvenile Courts

Contact

Address

Suffolk County Courthouse
3 Pemberton Square
Suite 106
Boston, MA 02108
Last updated: April 27, 2018

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