Scott Matheson Courthouse
The Scott M. Matheson Courts Complex provides space for the co-location of the Third Judical District Juvenile and District Courts with the Office of the Court Administrator and the Utah State Supreme Court. This creates operational efficiency and improves staff safety by eliminating travel requirements between the remote locations previously occupied by these departments.
Reflecting the traditional and conservative image of the State of Utah, the design employs classical architectural elements and also draws from the formal language of the City and County Building located directly across the street. The five story building is organized around a large central rotunda facing East onto State Street, with major public circulation radiating from this space. A two-story gallery extending from State Street to Church Street organizes the building in the east-west direction. In response to ever-increasing concerns over safety in the courts system, the facility incorporates many significant blast-resistant features as well as a state of the art electronic security system.