Shannon Leigh was invited to partner with the architects of the East County Hall of Justice project in Dublin, CA.  This project presented challenges for design and collaboration.  The courthouse is the first courthouse built in Alameda County in decades and wayfinding was needed for visitors, law enforcement, attorneys, court employees, and suspects being transported for arraignment.  Environmental graphic designs and selected materials had to be tamper proof, durable, and safe.

The team’s work began with developing a simple, classic design to work with the modern glass and metal structure and streamlined interior design.  As a public project, we wanted to creating a design that would be economical, long lasting and secure, while bringing some elegance to the surroundings.

The new 150,000 square foot facility opened in July 2017.