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County Seeks Proposals for Justice Center

Rendering credit: Architekton

By Luci Scott for Arizona Builder’s Exchange

Bids for a GC are expected to be sought at the end of summer for the $19.2M Maricopa County Southwest Justice Center, which is in the design development stage for 105th Avenue and Van Buren in Avondale.

The architect is Architekton, the landscape architect is Moore/Swick Partnership and the civil engineer is Dibble Engineering.

The target date for breaking ground is March 2016 with a 14-month construction schedule.

The 66KSF design/bid/build project, which is designed to be expanded in the future for some Superior Court space, will be masonry construction with steel roof framing and windows that include a ceramic tile surround and metal panel solar protection. The structure is expected to be Green Globe certified for sustainability, said Joe Salvatore, project manager at Architekton.

The structure initially will house four justice courts, for which the county is now renting space, said Joe Lisiewski, senior project manager for the county.

The one-story building will have an arraignment court, jury assembly room, constable suites and employee break room. The structure is designed to have space for two more justice courts.

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