Jefferson County Government Center

Address100 Jefferson Pkwy. Golden, 80419
QuadMorrison, 1965 (1994)
SectionS3, T4S, R70W
SourceJefferson County Public Information Department, "Jefferson County".; "Civil Engineering," 'The Golden Dome,' June 1993; Noel, Thomas J., "Buildings of Colorado," p.155.
Initialdate1998-05-01 00:00:00-06
Latestdate2012-12-03 00:00:00-07
HistoryOpened to the public in 1993. Within the Center's boundaries are the District Attorney's Building, the Sheriff and Detention Facility, Human Services, and the Administration and Courts Facility. The Administration and Courts Facility is often called the "Taj Mahal" because of its beautiful golden dome and grand appearance. The complex was designed to represent an open and accessible government. The $102 million courthouse is a monument of tan and brown cast stone culminating in a 130-foot high glass dome atrium from which four wings arc through landscaped courtyards. The atrium's lobby is trimmed with brass and cherry wood with balconies extending in semi-circular bays from the upper three floors, and neutral colors are sparked by bands of blue, green, and rose terrazzo and bits of red granite in the floors. To one side are county administrative offices; opposite are twenty-eight courtrooms. The buff precast concrete exterior has darker squares and crosses inset to humanize its massive scale.