Monongalia County Courthouse Plaza
Mills Group completed a conceptual master plan of the Monongalia County Courthouse building and plaza renovations through the strategic integration of spaces. The design is based regional heritage and included a variety of design elements to improve the functional needs of the space.
Careful analysis and exploration of pedestrian access and circulation to -- and within -- the plaza and building laid the groundwork for the overall concept. A more prominent and welcoming entrance invites pedestrians to the building from High Street and Walnut Street. Well-defined transitional spaces will allow for ease of access and greater community involvement.
Upgrades include an exterior ADA ramp and interior chair lift.
Design elements include:
- An outline of the Monongahela River embedded in the plaza hardscape
- Planned focal points utilizing low-maintenance native foliage, an historic fountain and existing memorial plaques
- Timeline design featuring local history embedded in metal in the plaza hardscape
- Location: Morgantown, WV
- Client: Monongalia County Commission
- Services: Planning