Project Profile: Lehigh County Courthouse, Pennsylvania
Project: Security & Communications Consulting & Engineering
Scope of Work: Professional Systems Engineering, LLC provided design and consulting services for security, holding/detention control systems, courts security, and allied building security communications.
Vigilant security protection and sensitivity to an open access atmosphere are critical components that are addressed in an unobtrusive and aesthetic manner. The design team provided architectural design, security, and communications services within conservative governmental budgetary constraints.
The new Lehigh County Courthouse expansion includes five new courtrooms and incorporates a new common-area four story atrium in the courthouse complex. The addition is fronted to the existing structure and includes a lobby, courts, holding space for defendants, family members, law enforcement professionals, and judges’ chambers.
It was recognized by all stakeholders that accommodation for open access is considered to be of utmost importance and priority for public buildings, particularly the courts.