To create a more secure environment, Beltrami County needed to replace the 1960s-era addition with a new facility. TKDA provided architecture and design services to create the new Beltrami County Justice Center.
The new facility connects to the jail via a secure tunnel so prisoners no longer need to be taken through public hallways and past unsecured exterior doors. Designed with prisoner holding areas in the basement and on each floor directly adjacent to the courtroom, the Judicial Center provides safe and usable conditions for everyone. The facility includes four secure courtrooms with additional space for two more in the future. Other features include a jury assembly room, court administration and attorney offices, a bailiffs office, multiple conference rooms and chamber suites.