Alfonse D’Amato Federal Courthouse and Office Building

Alfonse D’Amato Federal Courthouse and Office Building

Location

Central Islip, NY

This building reinterprets the courthouse type to enable it to function as a new kind of civic institution, receptive to public events as well as to the formalities of the judicial process. The rational, gridded plan allows for some modification of the circulation and provides for internal expansion of court facilities over a 30-year period.

Alfonse D’Amato Federal Courthouse and Office Building
Alfonse D’Amato Federal Courthouse and Office Building

Through a curving glass fa├žade and projecting sunscreens, this federal building admits light to public corridors and offers extraordinary views of the Great South Bay and Atlantic Ocean from the upper floors. Designed in partnership with Richard Meier & Partners, the 12-story building was placed on a podium to give presence on an otherwise flat and undifferentiated exurban site.

Alfonse D’Amato Federal Courthouse and Office Building
Alfonse D’Amato Federal Courthouse and Office Building
Alfonse D’Amato Federal Courthouse and Office Building