Old Solano Courthouse
Fairfield, CA
Photos: Cesar Rubio, R+C

Structural Engineering

29,930 sf

2018 SEAONC Excellence in Structural Engineering Award of Merit

Key Info

  • Lasting Heritage Building—Central Solano County Heritage Commission
  • Beaux Arts historic building

The Old Solano Courthouse, built circa 1911, is an outstanding example of the Beaux Arts style in civic architecture.  R+C worked with the design team to renovate the courthouse into a three-court civil courthouse that would accommodate current California state court programs.  The renovation added a new courtroom to the first floor, provided a new elevator, upgraded the MEP and fire and life safety system, and provided seismic strengthening of the building. Rutherford + Chekene was structural engineer.