County Courts Project Work Underway

On October 15, 2013, the St. Louis County Council awarded a $122 million Design-Build contract to St. Louis-based KCI Construction Company, Inc. (KCI) to design and construct improvements related to the County Courts Project. KCI’s work will include construction of a new addition and substantial renovations to the existing Courts Building and the parking garage beneath it. Once work is complete, all family/juvenile court and detention operations currently conducted at the Family Courts Center (501 S. Brentwood) will be permanently relocated to the new, unified Courts Complex.


Fentress Architects, Inc. is the lead designer for the KCI team. Other companies on the KCI team include:


      Rock Hill Mechanical Corporation – Lead Mechanical Contractor
      Schneider Electric Company – Lead Electrical Contractor
      Riley Ready Mix & Materials, Inc. - Ready Mix Concrete
      Treanor Architects, P.A. – Detention Design
      Heideman | Associates, Inc. – Mechanical Engineering
      SSC Engineering, Inc. – Electrical Engineering
      Alper Audi, Inc. – Structural Engineering
      Jasun Technologies, LLC – Civil Engineering
      Geotechnology, Inc. – Geotechnical Engineering and Testing
      Servco Equipment Company – Food Service Design

KCI was permitted to proceed with final design work for the project on December 4, 2013 and will begin construction work in January 2014. Construction of the new addition to the Courts Building is scheduled to be complete by the fall of 2015. The entire project, including renovations to the existing Courts building, is expected to be finished by the summer of 2016.