Onslow County Courthouse

Project Info

LocationJacksonville, NC
ClientOnslow County
Square Feet99,631

Responding to the needs of a growing population in Onslow County, the courthouse expansion has been in the planning stage for years. The complex program was a collaborative effort led by the design team. New flood plain regulations, existing building conditions and connection were key issues to be resolved in the beginning stages. Through a meticulously planned phasing of the project, the renovations and additions currently under construction do not affect the daily operations of the courthouse. The new three-story addition embraces the traditional context of the existing facility, while providing modern upgrades in design and technology to sustain the needs of a growing county.

The three-story building expansion is approximately 60,677 square feet, including a mechanical penthouse located within the gable roof, and an additional 38,954 square feet of renovation to the existing facility. The courthouse provides a large open lobby, ample queuing space, new traffic court, clerk/cashier spaces, district attorney area, waiting areas, four new courtrooms, judge’s chambers, offices, lawyer lounges, custody mediation office, conference rooms and state-of-the-art security systems.

Team Members

  • Jamey Glueck
  • Rhonda Angerio
    Principal / President


Smith Sinnett Architecture has worked seamlessly with my staff and me to ensure our needs have been met and our budgets are balanced. They are consistent. They are light on the glitz and heavy on the results.