A Justice Center That Promotes Interaction Between Divisions

Auburn Justice Center

This 97,896-SF facility houses the Placer County Sheriff’s Department, combining all of the department’s functions into one building.A two-story back-of-house translucent-panel circulation spine orients the building occupants, encourages communication between departments, and brings daylight into interior office spaces.

A round, 36-foot-high rotunda marks the front entrance; its translucent-paneled dome creates a sense of grandeur complemented by the warm brick finish on the building’s wings. Punched openings interrupted by full-height curtain wall create an appealing rhythm along the facade. The new building also houses the District Attorney’s Office and the Probation Department’s headquarters, as well as state-of-the-art evidence processing and storage, a 911 dispatch unit, and an eight-lane indoor firing range.


  • 97,896 SF
  • Auburn, CA