Mammoth Lakes Courthouse, Mono County
Location:Mammoth Lakes, California
Design Consultants:Architect-Mark Cavagnero Associates
The Construction Manager at Risk project was completed on time despite challenges posed by Mammoth Lakes’ bitter winter weather and its remote location in the heart of the eastern Sierra Nevada mountain range.
The 23,000-square-foot Mammoth Lakes Courthouse is the new home of the Superior Court of Mono County, and was Sundt’s third project for the California Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC).
The two-story building is a major improvement over Mammoth Lakes’ former courthouse facilities, which were housed on the third floor of a shopping center. It features two courtrooms, space for new judicial services, improved security and access to court services, secure parking for judges, and prisoner holding cells. The project architect created a sleek, modern design that utilizes a steel frame structure and exterior finishes of brick, glass and metal siding. A pointed prow that projects forward from the front of the building – much like the bow of a ship – serves as its architectural focal point.
Best Government/Public Buildings Project - Best Projects 2012-Engineering News Record - California