- 18,000 sf
- Pierce County Commission
Construction Delivery Method
CM with Department of Corrections inmate labor and subcontractors for major disciplines
Programming & Design
- Construction Administration
Pierce County Courthouse
This project was awarded the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Award of Excellence in Rehabilitation.
McCall & Associates, Inc. worked with the Pierce County Board of Commissioners to rehabilitate the County’s historic courthouse. The demolition and removal of a 1970s remodeling project exposed the building’s original balcony, fireplaces in almost every office with original mantles, and woodwork about 4 feet high around most of the walls in the building. Special efforts were made to maintain the historic nature of the existing building by salvaging and reusing as many original materials as practical.
The building was also upgraded to make it a functional space for County employees. Upgrades included all new voice and data systems, a new fire sprinkler system, new elevator for accessible use, and a computerized control system for the heating and air-conditioning system. All of the systems that were added to the building are concealed within the structure such that the historic nature of the project was maintained.
McCall served as the design architect, project manager, and construction coordinator for the County for this project. Pierce County utilized the services of a construction team from the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDOC) in order to capture cost savings for labor which made the project possible.