Lamar County

Paris, Texas

Architexas provided restoration master planning and full architectural services through construction administration of the historic 1917 courthouse, designed by Sanguinet and Staats. Architexas prepared a master plan and historic structures report that met the guidelines for the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program (THCPP), and completed the application for grant funding under the program. The courthouse restoration construction documents were completed in July 2001 and received approval for $3.5 million in grant funding. The scope of work for construction included restoration of corridors, stairwells and historic courtrooms, rehabilitation of county offices and new courtrooms and sensitive integration of handicap accessibility, contemporary systems, and modern fire protection throughout.