Court Officers Academy

Architect: Mitchell Giurgola Architects LLP

Location: Brooklyn, New York City

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The critical role Court Officers play in safeguarding New York State courts starts at the Academy. The Court Officers Academy is a new, customized, state of the art facility, equipped to enable instructors and accommodate broad and evolving training needs. The Academy now has the variety of spaces, the technology, the capacity and the dignified presence commensurate with its mission to train those who protect and serve. This new home is the public face of the court system and is a fitting tribute to the commitment and professionalism of the three officers to whom it is dedicated.

"The inventive MEP strategies including the shared electrical, sprinkler systems, and water systems between the building demonstrates this commitment to improved systems while respecting the original buildings." ~ Jury comment

Additional information

Engineer – MEP: Loring Consulting Engineers

Engineer – FP: Maitra Associates, P.C.

Engineer – Structural: Yasrael A. Seinuk

Engineer – Geotechnical: Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, P.C

Engineer – Site/Civil: Munoz Engineering, P.C.

Acoustics: Shen Milsom & Wilke

Lighting: Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting

Design Code Consulting: J. Callahan Consulting

Cost Consulting: V.J. Associates

Façade Restoration: Superstructures

Landscape Architect: Elizabeth Kennedy Landscape Architects

Construction Manager: Gilbane Building Company


Frank J. Greene, FAIA (Chair), RicciGreene Associates, New York, NY

Tedd Howard, Tedd Howard Strategic Project Leaders, British Columbia, Canada

Mehrdad Yazdani, Assoc. AIA, Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design, Los Angeles, CA

Barbara Marcille, Multnomah County Circuit Court, Portland, OR

Mark Cavagnero, FAIA, Mark Cavagnero Associates Architects, San Francisco, CA

Melanie Bevan, Ed.D., Bradenton Police Department, Bradenton, FL

Elizabeth McDonald, AIA, Bjarke Ingels Group, Brooklyn, NY

Image credits

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