Howard County Circuit Courthouse Celebrates Ribbon Cutting
Ellicott City, MD
The Harkins team attended the ribbon cutting of the new Howard County Circuit Courthouse in Ellicott City, MD on Tuesday, July 13th. We are proud to have been an associate design-builder with Clark Construction Group for this award-winning Public-Private Partnership (P3) project in Howard County.
“Howard County’s new Circuit Courthouse is an outstanding achievement and a model for the rest of our country,” said Howard County Executive Calvin Ball. “This was a monumental feat and would not have been possible without the dedication and partnership of Edgemoor-Star America Judicial Partners, the entire design-build team including Clark Construction, Harkins Builders, HOK, and Johnson Controls, our local business community, and many County employees who have overseen this project from the beginning. It’s clear that our team has created a beautiful space that will improve our public safety, is environmentally sustainable and provides greater access to justice for our community.”
The new 238,000 sf courthouse replaced the current 175-year-old building located at 9250 Bendix Road. Harkins constructed the parking garage adjacent to the courthouse building. This 229,635 sf six-story garage offers 691 spaces to visitors and staff working in the circuit court. Constructed out of precast concrete, it includes three elevators, security system lighting, and a matching glass atrium to the courthouse. The courthouse will be working towards achieving a LEED Gold certification for sustainability.
“Clark is proud to have led the design-build efforts for the project in concert with the county, HOK, and the entire P3 team, Harkins Builders, Edgemoor-Star America Judicial Partners, and all of our trade partners, including the local and minority small business partners to deliver this critical asset for the Howard County community,” said Clark Construction Group Division President Mike Hartman. “The trust and support of these parties were integral in making this project a resounding success.”