The California Judicial Council identified Yolo County as one of the very highest needs jurisdictions for replacement court facilities. The existing historic courthouse, built in 1917, has severe access and security shortcomings that cannot be readily corrected.
In 2009, the Administrative Office of the Courts solicited for architectural services for Yolo County Courthouse and the team of Fentress Architects and Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects was selected from over 45 other applicants.
The new courthouse consolidates six locations into a single new downtown 163,000 square foot facility with 14 courtrooms and modern, supporting administrative space. This is the most significant new public building in Woodland in 50 years, and is carefully integrated into the urban fabric. This new facility is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification and will be complete at the end of July 2015.
More Yolo County Courthouse images can be found here.