Lancaster Courthouse Renovation

Lancaster, Ohio

BCI was originally contracted to be the Criteria Architect under the new State of Ohio design/build legislation. The City then elected to proceed with traditional design-bid-build using a Construction Manager. The 36,000 s.f. structure was constructed in the late 1800’s and was designed with the guidance of the Local Historic District. The project includes the restoration of the existing façade to rebuild existing historic elements such as the parapet peaks and turret roof structure. The interior reconstruction consists of repurposing the existing three floors and basement to the Municipal Court functions. These functions include public lobby amenities, probation, prosecutor, (3) court rooms, drug court, pretrial services, and judiciary offices. The total project cost will be approximately $9 million and construction was completed in June 2015.