The Sandoval County Judicial Complex is a 40,000 sf new courts/sheriff’s office/admin complex with three full-size district courtrooms, three related chambers, jury deliberation and staff spaces. A kiva-inspired central lobby is the main organizing element and features a vaulted skylight. The lobby serves court administration services, court clerk and the sheriff’s office and allows separate entries for different agencies. The 40-person sheriff’s office is isolated from the courts activities and features evidence storage, interview rooms, a fitness room, a training/community room, staff support spaces, a workout room, secure parking and administrative offices.
Agencies housed in the complex include grade court, drug court, juvenile and adult probation and a District Attorney Office. Materials include stacked sandstone, shading portals and territorial style trim. The building is oriented to provide spectacular views of the Sandia Mountains from the lobby and office spaces.