Years before a courthouse is ever built, a team of architects and designers must plan for the needs and services of a building they won’t see for quite some time. And to make it even more daunting, this courthouse will need to operate for decades after its completion. How can someone plan for the challenges a courthouse will face so far in advance? These are the discussions Allison McKenzie, the Senior Architect of the National Center for State Courts, leads in her work every single day. Listen in to Open Ninth to hear her talk to Chief Judge Lisa Munyon about COVID-19’s impact on our spaces and how the design of a courthouse can influence public trust. OpenNinth.fm.
- 00:15 – Introduction to Allison McKenzie
- 11:10 – Changes in courthouse architecture over time
- 10:16 – COVID-19’s effect on courthouse design
- 22:50 – How courthouse design influences public trust
- 28:39 – Future courthouse design
- 32:42 – Factors influencing changes