Old Red Dallas County Courthouse

Dallas, Texas

Architexas conducted a programming study to evaluate opportunities for the relocation of several different departments into the historic Old Red Courthouse. Data was collected regarding space, adjacency and security needs of offices specifically identified by the county for evaluation; probate courts, appeals courts, and county administration including the commissioners’ court. Upon the collection and evaluation of departmental data, schematic floorplans developed by Architexas provided additional insights as to the feasibility of arranging the departments within the building given the constraints of the historically-significant building and unusual floorplan. Areas of particular focus were the effective arrangement of offices, effective workflow, opportunities for departmental growth in the future, and the balance between public access and security.