The 750,000sf Bronx County Hall of Justice designed
by Rafael Vinoly and DMJM Architects and located on a three block site, is part of the New York City Master Plan for New York’s Courts. The program consists of seventy-two elements for Supreme and Criminal Court agencies, with 47 courtrooms and judges’ suites for the Supreme Criminal Court, a 645-seat jury assembly area, District Attorney offices, a law library, court facility offices for the NYPD, several contract agencies and the civic plaza that covers an underground parking structure for 400 cars, is landscaped and occupied by the Jury Assembly Hall.Ronnette Riley Architect’s responsibilities included space planning for the various program requirements, a sustainable interiors study, and specifying and designing furniture for these spaces. In a break from the traditional, the building is sleek and contemporary with glass curtain walls, terrazzo tile floor, metal details, perforating metal ceiling, and natural toned beech veneer. According the interior, furnishings, and mill work, are modern, with tapered forms, polished chrome detailing, natural wood finishes, and costume furniture including courtroom benches, conference tables, and library furniture.