The Boudreaux Group
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designing inspiring places
enriching communities

Richland County Decker Center | Columbia, SC

Totaling just over 112,000 gross square feet, the project began with comprehensive programming and needs assessment to transform an existing strip shopping center into a new central courts and Sheriff’s Regional Headquarters. The goal was to create a space that could provide premier customer service to the community while also meeting the needs of efficient courtroom spaces and secure circulations paths for the public, judges and prisoners. Specific security needs of the Sheriff’s Headquarters were taken into consideration to provide a space that addressed their unique needs and requirements.

An additional component of the project addressed the community’s concerns for proper storm water runoff into the nearby Gill’s Creek Watershed. By incorporating creative solutions, these needs were met while also using it as an educational opportunity for the area. Display signage is featured on the property as a tool for communicating the underground materials and systems and how they function.

The project was done in collaboration with Carter Goble Lee.