Dorchester County Courthouse

Dorchester County Government


St. George, South Carolina

44,000 SF

Progressive Design

SSOE designed a progressive, state-of-the-art courthouse within the context of a small, rural county setting. Special emphasis was given to separating the building’s three main areas: public, judge, and jury and security.

Traditional Styling

The county’s new courthouse was the initial phase and centerpiece of an 80-acre master plan and established the architectural language for subsequent structures, all characterized by traditional styling.

Key Facilities

Key facilities include four new courtrooms, Clerk of Court, judges suites, jury deliberation suites, a jury assembly room, holding cell, and security area.

A Note From Cheryl Graham, Clerk Of Court

“Even with strict budgeting constraints, SSOE designed a handsome building that will be a source of pride  for our community. The firm provided an efficient plan that answered all of the functional needs without wasting space. Additionally, the team always kept safety as a number one priority in the court and building layout.”

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