Montezuma County

Combined Courthouse | Cortez, CO

Humphries Poli Architects

The concept of the Montezuma County Combined Courthouse is a derivative of the Mesa Verde landmark. A Kiva element near the main public entry defines the entry plaza and functions as a public community room when not in use as a jury assembly room. Overall the design creates a progressive courthouse that derives its aesthetic from a contemporary interpretation of the traditional southwestern architectural vocabulary. The one-single story building consolidates and modernizes elements of the 22nd Judicial District of Colorado into one building. The building features four courtrooms, various administrative support offices, and the offices of the probation department.