Primary improvements included new building systems, compliance with ADA and life safety codes, and restoring the original courtroom to serve as the County Board room.

Livingston County Courthouse Remodel

Pontiac, IL

Bringing New Life to a Historic Courthouse

The Livingston County Courthouse in downtown Pontiac, Illinois, needed to be remodeled for non-court-related county usage like county board and committee rooms; treasurer, assessor, county clerk, and county board offices; as well as information technology, zoning, bookkeeping, and human resources departments.

To renovate the circa-1875 courthouse, we repaired the building's windows, wood trim, doors, wainscot, and other finishes. The HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, security, and IT systems were replaced. The county supported our vision for restoring the courtroom space to its full height and original design, bringing the vaulted ceilings, hidden for years behind acoustic ceiling, back to life. In addition to the courtroom renovation, the main hallway and staircase were restored, offices were remodeled and reconfigured, and the basement was remodeled.


  • Preservation Award for Livingston County | Landmarks Illinois
  • Silver Award | 2013 ALA Design Awards Program
  • Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Downtown Revitalization, Design | Illinois Main Street
  • Merit in Architecture | AIA/NEI
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4 awards

recognizing project design


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  • Justice
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  • Livingston County Courthouse
  • justice
  • interior design
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Pontiac, IL

Completion Date



Livingston County, IL


National Register of Historic Places

Square Footage

33,400 SF


$6 million