New Haven County Courthouse
Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, Award of Merit
Presiding over the New Haven Green since 1914, the New Haven County Courthouse is listed on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Spearheaded by retired Supreme Court Justice Robert I. Berdon, a task force of judges, attorneys, and concerned citizens pressed for restoration of this public landmark.
In response to concerns raised in a state-commissioned Historic Structures Report, the State of Connecticut retained Hoffmann Architects + Engineers to define a scope of repairs and develop contract documents. To fulfill these objectives, Hoffmann reviewed original historical drawings and previous reports, and conducted an on-site investigation to document observed symptoms of distress and failure. Repair methods commensurate with historic integrity were developed to address exterior deficiencies, prioritizing areas of immediate concern.