Travis County Civil & Family Courts Facility

Austin, Texas

Having outgrown its previous space, Travis County formed a partnership to construct a new Civil and Family Court Facility to better serve its constituents. It will replace the current facility that was built in 1931. The new building includes the following:

  • State-of-the-art Law Library and Self-Help Center
  • Gathering spaces for attorney-client conferences
  • Short-term child drop-off center for those using the courts
  • Dedicated, appropriate spaces for child testimony
  • 4-level underground parking garage
  • Secured judicial access and circulation
  • Separate and secured entrance for persons in custody
  • Separate and secured holding and circulation area for persons in custody
  • “Great Streets” concept, which focuses on walkability and public engagement and includes 18-foot sidewalks, tree plantings, benches, and bike racks

A few potential project challenges for Dynamic Systems, Inc. included: a self-contained chiller plant, downtown construction and a small site footprint, and construction never halted during the COVID-19 pandemic. DSI was able to adapt and overcome any challenges and there were no site cases or outbreaks reported.

The sustainable design by Gensler aims for LEED Silver certification.
DSI RolesDesign Assist
Mechanical Contractor
Plumbing Contractor
Self-Performed WorkHVAC Piping
HVAC Sheet Metal
Project Size448,000 sq. ft.
20 total floors (13 occupied)
Total Volume$344 million