Chapter 3: General Design Guidelines
occupancy to meet 30-year growth requirements, public and elevator lobbies must be
designed with proper physical structure and dimensions so that equivalent finish levels
can be added.
Public corridors connecting office areas and elevator lobbies must be designed
according to standards described in Facilities Standards for the Public Buildings
All Other Spaces
Except as noted in Chapters 4 through 12 of the Guide, standard-grade finishes should
be provided as described in Facilities Standards for the Public Buildings Service.
Signs significantly impact the functional and aesthetic quality of a court facility. The
specific strategy for a building's signs must be determined early in the facility design
process and developed along with other details of the design.
The three basic categories of signs are: 1) way-finding; 2) labels; and 3) informational.
Way-finding signs direct people to a desired destination. Labels describe the function
or occupant of a space. Information signs advise of court facility activities and
schedules. Computer-based systems may be used to integrate and automate the signs.
Factors to be considered in the design of signs and public information systems include
Materials, colors, and graphics
Placement of signs and kiosks
Placement of conduit for computer-based information systems
Flexibility for future modifications