Staten Island Courthouse Building New York State, St. George Architecture Images, Design

Staten Island Courthouse Building

St. George, NY: New York Harbor Architecture, USA – design by Susan T. Rodriguez/Ennead Architects

Apr 5, 2016

Staten Island Courthouse Building, New York

Location: New York State Supreme Civil and Criminal Courts, Staten Island, Richmond County, New York, USA

Design: Susan T. Rodriguez / Ennead Architects

Staten Island Courthouse

Photography © Jeff Goldberg/Esto

Staten Island Courthouse

St. George, Staten Island, NY

184,000 SF


Supreme Court of New York, Richmond County

On a hilltop site overlooking New York Harbor, the new Staten Island Courthouse designed by Susan T. Rodriguez/Ennead Architects has a distinct presence on the St. George skyline, commanding views to and from New York harbor. Four copper-clad “towers of justice” catch the morning light, creating a symbol of the judiciary for the 21st century.

Staten Island Courthouse

This new state-of-the-art facility houses the New York State Supreme Civil and Criminal Courts, lower Criminal Court and related agencies.

Staten Island Courthouse

The project has transformed an existing 4-acre municipal parking lot into a new urban center, extending the network of civic buildings in the area to fill a significant void within the urban fabric of St. George. Archeological investigation into the history of the property as a 19th-century quarantine hospital uncovered a burial ground at the northern end of the site.

Staten Island Courthouse

This has been commemorated with the creation of a Memorial Green – a new civic landscape framed by the Courthouse, Borough Hall, the New York Public Library and the Staten Island Theater.

Staten Island Courthouse

The Courthouse presents two distinct faces to the city; primary public spaces face east. The copper-clad court towers are unified behind a transparent glass curtainwall that features views of the harbor and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge and admits sunlight into the primary public zones of the building.

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Staten Island Courthouse Staten Island Courthouse

The design fulfills the modern programmatic requirements of the court, including fourteen court sets, prisoner holding spaces, jury assembly, judges’ chambers, satellite space for Richmond County District Attorney and NYPD, the County Clerk’s office, a law library, attorneys’ lounge and administrative support spaces.

Staten Island Courthouse

Staten Island Courthouse

Staten Island Courthouse

Staten Island Courthouse

Sustainable design principles have informed the design of the site and building. Highlights include extensive integration of green roofs to minimize heat island effect and storm water run-off, maximized daylight and views throughout the building, on-site stormwater retention, high performance envelope assemblies, locally sourced and natural materials, as well as energy efficient systems and controls. The building is designed to achieve LEED silver certification.

Staten Island Courthouse

Staten Island Courthouse – Building Information

Architecture: Ennead Architects
Design Partner: Susan T. Rodriguez FAIA
Management Partner: Joseph Fleischer FAIA
Project Manager: Joanne Sliker AIA
Senior Designer: Marc Schaut AIA
Project Architects: Chris Halloran AIA, Ryan Hollien AIA
Senior Technical Architect: Gary Anderson AIA
Project Team: Jason Abbey, Jesica Bello, Dan Breitner, David Coxson, Darla Elsbernd, Nicholas Hunt, Dean Kim AIA, Adam Mead, Megan Miller AIA, Marguerite Montecinos-Deppe, Harry Park, Patricia Salas, Andy Sniderman AIA, Fernando Suarez AIA, Michael Toste, Todd Walbourn AIA

Consultant Team:
Courts Planning RicciGreene Associates
Structural LERA
MEP / FP Lakhani & Jordan Engineering
Landscape Architect Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects
Lighting Brandston Partnership Inc.
Graphics Poulin + Morris
Geotechnical and Civil Langan Engineering
Sustainability Vidias
Curtain Wall Heintges
Acoustics Shen Milsom & Wilke
Elevator Iros Elevator
Specifications Construction Specifications Inc.
Construction Manager Jacobs Facilities Inc.

Staten Island Courthouse Building New York info from Ennead Architects

Staten Island Courthouse design : Ennead Architects

Address: 26 Central Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301, USA
Phone: 718-675-8700

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Website: Supreme Court of New York, Richmond County