New Sonora Courthouse

As part of the County’s Law and Justice Center, this new courthouse will include five courtrooms, courts clerks and administration space, family court services and in-custody facilities among others. This new courthouse will provide a much needed replacement from the existing county courthouse that was built in 1898. Decisions were made based on two of the main design drivers are stewarding the site and transparency. Public spaces were highlighted by integrating a continuous wood ceiling system that “floats” over large stone walls creates a warm and welcoming civic building for the community. The design also blends with the rolling oak hills that make up the site. The team intentionally chose to stay true to Tuolumne County heritage by using locally sourced materials such marble from a local stone quarry throughout building to pay homage to the County’s history.