Kenosha County Courthouse Ceremonial Courtroom

Project Background

The ceremonial courtroom within the Kenosha County Courthouse (NHRP##82000677), the focus of the Civic Center Historic District (NHRP#89000069). The neoclassical structure comprises an entire city block and has been in continuous use since opening in 1924. Although the exterior of the building has been restored, the interior courtroom stands with non-historic alterations which significantly altered and degraded the historic, ornate character of the space.


Rigorous building survey for materials and character defining features

Plaster failure investigation including damage survey and crack mapping systems

Performed a detailed and deconstructive condition investigation of the courtroom, ceiling and skylights

Established a fully restored plaster repair and paint conservation mock-up

Comprehensive design services for rehabilitation for the space

Integration of modern services for HVAC, electrical, technology, and acoustics in a concealed way

Provided grant writing services to become eligible as a Jeffers Family Funded Project

Developed campaign graphics and assistance with capital fund raising efforts


Although this project is still awaiting funding, our project developed a fully executable scope of work for the rehabilitation of the space. Extensive surveying and materials research plans for the repair and restoration of the plaster, historic paint stenciling schemes with gold leaf, stained glass window and laylight repairs, wood wainscoting, cork flooring, and historic furniture to return the room to its original grandeur. The firm has been heavily involved in finding financial assistance through grants and capital fund raising campaigns to fund this project.

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Rehabilitation of Historic Neoclassical Courtroom 

Established a Fully restored plaster & paint mock-up

Assistance with Grant and Capital Fundraising Campaigns

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We knew we were only going to get one opportunity to get these projects done right and I feel selecting ICA as our consultant is the reason we met all quality, cost and scheduling targets.”

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