IN PROGRESS: Zavala County Annex
Happy rainy Monday everyone! We are excited to share a rendering of a project we've been working on for a long time - The Zavala County Annex Facility. Fisher Heck was commissioned by the County to design a new facility that will ultimately become the new County Courthouse for Zavala. This new 20,000 SF courthouse will be able to accommodate District and County courtrooms, along with supporting district and county department office space and storage. The building will sit directly across from the existing 1970 courthouse with the main entries for each building directly aligned with each other. The design for the building is a contemporary take on the County's 1928 courthouse that was torn down an replaced with a 1970's one-story modern facility that is currently in use today.
The material palette for the new building will include stone and brick so that the building portrays a sense of strength and civic pride for the County. Unique features to the project include a public plaza on the east side of the building, much needed additional parking, energy efficient building systems, and large accommodating District and County courtrooms with natural day-lighting from the north. Once complete, the second phase of this project will be to renovate the existing courthouse building as an annex to accommodate various other county staff including an expanded sheriff's department. The project is currently wrapping up the design development phase.