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A common challenge in existing courthouses is constructing a new courtroom to accommodate growth in judges. Many existing courthouses, especially older facilities, have space constraints such as narrow column spans, lack of secure circulation pathways, and lack of vacant and available space,...

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The judge’s bench is a primary element of courtroom design. The bench is usually elevated as a prominent central feature at the front of the courtroom. However, there is an emerging architectural movement to design courthouses to be more open and user-friendly. As a part of this movement, why...

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 We’ve all heard it.Sitting all day on the job puts a strain on your back and on your physical well-being. Medical professionals warn that sitting for prolonged periods, and spending too much time overall sitting during the course of your day, can lead to cardiovascular disease with risks...

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 The features of a courtroom help set the tone for the proceedings that take place within its walls. This article examines the design features that can make a courtroom feel user-friendly versus intimidating, and how a user-friendly courtroom might best support justice in a trial.

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Going safely into and out of a criminal courtroom isn’t as simple as walking through the main doors. Regulating access for each type of participant is key to courtroom security.

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