Recently Completed Projects

Durham County Justice Center and Parking Deck

318,533 square foot, eleven‐story building with twenty courtrooms, Office of the Sheriff, Clerk of Courts, District Court, Superior Court, Public Defender’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, Trial Court Administration, and representatives of Community Corrections, Criminal Justice Resource Center, Juvenile Justice, and Guardian Ad Litem.  The Center includes an attached 298,600 square foot, 897 space, six-level parking deck.

This building received LEED Gold certification.

Architect: Obrien-Atkins Associates, PA
Contractor: Whiting-Turner
Cost: 119,146,455
Completed: 2013


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 Durham County Human Services Building

New 277,590 sq. ft. facility for the Durham Center (Mental Health,) Social Services and Public Health Departments. The building includes a 500 occupant capacity county-wide meeting room with the capability to be subdivided into 2‐4 smaller meeting rooms, and a Wellness Center that provides access for workout and other related health activities. A new 404 space surface parking lot for the building was constructed across Dillard Street.

This building received LEED Silver certification.

Architect: The Freelon Group, Inc.
Contractor: New Atlantic Contracting Company, Inc.
Cost: $92,458,032
Completed: 2013


Durham County Storage Facility

This project was the purchase and renovation of a 44,800 square foot warehouse building on 4.9 acres in Durham.  The interior was reconfigured for conformance with specific needs of DCo General Services for use as a central storage facility for the County.  Interior work included finish renovations in the office area, installation of chain link walls and steel storage shelving to segment departmental storage areas, replacement of HVAC system and equipment in the office area, and fire sprinkler system modifications for code compliance.  Exterior modifications included addition of an overhead door, a concrete ramp from the parking area, improved site lighting, and site perimeter fencing.

Architect: MHA Works
Contractor: Riggs/Harrod Builders
Cost: $3,100,000
Completed: 2014


Durham County Criminal Justice Resource Center Water Intrusion Repairs

This repair project included partial roof replacement and restoration, repairs to parapet wall coping, application of sealants in various locations, and repair of the existing brick chimney to prevent water intrusion.

Engineer: REI Engineering
Contractor: Exterior Diagnostic Services, Inc.
Cost: $226,406.24
Completed: 2015


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Durham County Criminal Justice Resource Center Multipurpose Room

Renovation of the first floor on the historic front side of the building, creating a large multipurpose meeting room that includes multimedia capability, an adjacent catering kitchen, and handicap accessible restrooms. 

Architect: MHA Works
Contractor: Progressive Contracting
Cost: $311,508.00
Completed: 2015


Urban Ministries of Durham 

 Urban Ministries for H.O.P.E. Fire Sprinkler Upgrades

This project included the design and installation of a new fire sprinkler system and upgrades to the fire alarm system for the existing 17,850 sq. ft. Community Shelter for Hope.  The work was installed in phases to allow the shelter to remain in operation throughout construction.

Architect: DTW Architects & Planners, LTD.
Contractor: C.T. Wilson Construction, Inc.                                                     
Cost: $397,000.00                                                                                           Completed: 2015


Long-Range Analysis and Planning for Durham County EMS Facilities

This project was a comprehensive assessment of Durham County EMS Department space needs, both current and projected over the next 20 years.

Architect: Mosely Architects
Cost: $149,200
Completed: 2015


Site Improvements to 318 Liberty Street Parking Lot

This project added a concrete handicap ramp, concrete stairs, and a concrete and brick retaining wall to the Durham County parking lot at 318 Liberty Street.

Civil Engineer: Coulter Jewell Thames, P.A.
Contractor: McQueen Construction                                                                Cost:  $97,535.75                                                                                            Completed: 2015                          


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Durham County Animal Shelter Structural Issue

This repair project included installation of helical piers to stabilize settling foundations and concrete floors in one of the large pet holding areas. Cracked slab areas were removed and replaced, damaged mortar and grout was replaced in the adjacent walls, and the entire area received new epoxy paint.

Structural Engineer: Summit Engineering
Repair Contractor: Foundation Xperts                                                            Paint Contractor:  Blair Duron                                                                         Cost:  $23,586                                                                                    Completed: 2017