Lancaster County Courthouse

Lancaster County Government


Lancaster, South Carolina

100,000 SF

Traditional Elements

This 100,000 square foot courthouse is located in the heart of Lancaster County’s downtown Historic District. Influenced by the architectural style of famed architect Robert Mills, the building was designed using traditional elements that were incorporated throughout the body of the development.

Security Emphasis

Asked to maintain a reasonable scale to the County’s existing courthouse, the entry pavilion was highlighted with its own gable roof form, creating a more traditional entry façade. Additionally, a two-story glass curtain-wall opens up to green spaces outside while the building’s interior spaces were arranged with emphasis placed on security.

Historical Building

The Lancaster County Courthouse features six courtrooms, Clerk of Court, Probate Court, Sheriff’s holding area, jury assembly and deliberation rooms and judge’s chambers.

A Note From Steve Willis, County Administrator

“We were very pleased with the progress of the new Courthouse. The design process went smoothly and SSOE kept us in the loop regarding all aspects of design. The communication of the Design-Build team to the Owner was, in one word, exemplary.”


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