Chapter 4: Courtrooms
design architect from which to select a
limited range of finish materials, colors, and
Maintenance costs and other life-cycle costs
of finish materials must be considered.
Finishes in the courtroom must reflect the seriousness and promote the dignity of
court proceedings. Finishes are an integral part of the courtroom's architectural
design. The materials and colors must be consistent with the overall quality of that
The following list of interior finish criteria provides examples of standard level
finishes for courtrooms. The finishes represent a standard or benchmark of
durability, functionality, and quality and are not intended to dictate specific design
solutions or treatments. See Table 4.1 for information regarding finishes in
Design must consider acoustics and light reflectance.
Finishes must be durable and low maintenance.
Use American Woodworking Institute (AWI) premium-grade, hardwood
veneer paneling, stained and finished with a transparent sealer.
Use AWI premium-grade, solid hardwood, stained and finished with a
Doors and Frames
Use AWI premium-grade, hardwood veneer solid core door and solid