Montgomery County Justice Center
The Montgomery County Justice Center is a complex three-part project including consolidation of the court and administrative facilities, construction of a 325,000-SF modern justice center, renovation of the adjacent historic courthouse, and development of a 57,000-SF public park. The project poses several challenges, such as maintaining courthouse functionality during construction, creating an accessible public park in a steeply sloped area, and addressing naturally occurring contamination. Langan conducted boundary, topographic, and utility surveys, provided supplementary data collection within the historic buildings, reported potential traffic impacts, and obtained permits and approvals. We also contributed to the project’s sustainability by helping develop an innovative stormwater management approach with green roofs, stormwater reuse, rain gardens, and evapotranspiration using native plants.