Macomb County "Old County Building" & 16th Circuit Court

Courts and Administration Spaces

The challenge

As part of Macomb County's downtown Mt. Clemens master plan, the Old County Building was to be renovated with the relocation of the Juvenile Court and Friend of the Court Services within. The building had sustained fire damage a few years earlier and was left essentially vacant. Major programming elements needed to be worked out along with security issues due to the nature of services to be held here. Wakely also renovated and constructed 4 courtrooms at the 16th Circuit Court as part of this project.

The goals

Successfully bring a historic 13 story building up to today's standards with technology upgrades, safety considerations and code compliance. Also, to help layout a functional flow for the multitude of services to be held within the building.
  • Size and Cost
  • Number of Facilities: 2
  • Construction Cost: $22,600,000
  • Year Completed: 2018

Juvenile Court

Diversity of Spaces

Various Interior & Exterior Spaces in the Scope of Work
The renovation of the Old County Building consisted of the relocation of the Juvenile Court and Friend of the Court services to the 13 story building. The renovation is part of a masterplan Macomb County developed after the building experienced a fire in 2014. Wakely also completed the design and construction of the 16th Circuit Court where 4 new courtrooms were constructed.

First Floor Lobby

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