El Paso County | Terry R. Harris Judicial Complex Addition

  • $28M
  • 175,000 SF
  • 2006
  • in association


  • 2007 Certificate of Merit
  • Academy of Architecture for
  • Justice Knowledge Community
  • American Institute of Architects
  • 2007 Award of Excellence
  • American Concrete Institute
  • Rocky Mountain Chapter
  • 2007 Merit Award
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Orlando Chapter
  • 2006 Merit Award
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Colorado South Chapter
  • 2006 Gold Hard Hat Award
  • Outstanding Architectural Design
  • Colorado Construction magazine
  • 2005 Merit Award for
  • Design Excellence Presentation
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Orlando Chapter

The Terry R. Harris Judicial Complex Addition accommodates nine new courtrooms, six juvenile, one small claims, one domestic violence and one county courts civil. There are Judges chambers and staff offices associated with each courtroom, a new Jury Assembly room, First Appearance Center and Probation Department. In addition, there is satellite office space for the District Attorney’s Office and Sheriff’s Departments.

As Associate Architect, Anderson Mason Dale performed project management and design and construction document production. Perhaps most significantly, though, AMD has served the County in navigating a challenging public process to further a program required by the growth of the region and state mandate. The design team facilitated a creative solution which serves judicial program requirements, public urban design values and the economy of means required of a taxpayer funded building.

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3198 Speer Boulevard
Denver Colorado 80211

303 294 9448
fax 303 294 0762


About AMD

We are a 50-person architectural firm located in Denver, Colorado. For over 40 years we have provided a full range of services including the planning, programming, and design of buildings for colleges, universities, schools, libraries, justice facilities, office buildings, cultural venues, and housing. We have twice been awarded the American Institute of Architects’ Firm Award “a distinguished body of work” and numerous local, regional and national design awards.

We believe architecture has the power to heighten human well-being and illuminate our cultural values. We are driven by a standard of excellence which provides the highest level of ethics and professionalism to our clients. We embrace thoughtful and responsible design in all aspects of our lives and we constantly strive to create buildings of architectural significance and responsibility.

Our work is developed within a collaborative atmosphere which cultivates research, analysis, and deliberation into judicious decision-making at all levels. Vigorous exploration of client goals is coupled with a detailed examination of their functional needs. This understanding is artfully transformed into three-dimensional space which inspires the daily life within the building. Physical patterns and the cultural fabric of each place are carefully studied to appropriately respond to each site’s unique physical and social context. Materials and systems are selected which respect and sustain our planet and the thoughtful expression of building craft and technology are economically integrated to bring the defining statement of character and identity for each of our clients.

AMD Staff
  • Paul S. Haack, AIA
  • Andrew G. Nielsen, FAIA
  • David C. Pfeifer, AIA
  • Joey Carrasquillo, AIA
  • John D. Graham, AIA
  • Ronald L. Mason, FAIA
  • John D. Anderson, FAIA
  • Curt F. Dale, FAIA
  • Cathy Bellem, AIA
  • Ben Blanchard, AIA
  • John Everin, AIA
  • Erin Hillhouse, AIA
  • David E. Houston, AIA
  • Suzanne Dupée Minear, AIA
  • Kristin O’Connell, Assoc AIA
  • Cynthia Ottenbrite, AIA
  • James R. Taylor, AIA
  • Dan Bishop, AIA
  • Stephan Hall, AIA
  • Peter Koehler, AIA
  • Ryan Lutz, AIA
  • Jenna Michieli, AIA
  • Michael Stesney, AIA
  • Todd Swarts, AIA
  • Kristina Winn, AIA
  • Julie Zurakowski, AIA