Fairfield, CA

Old Solano Courthouse


Structural (Design)

Geotechnical Engineering

Structural Engineering


29,930 sf

Key Info

-Lasting Heritage Building—Central Solano County Heritage Commission-Beaux Arts historic building

The Old Solano Courthouse, built circa 1911, is an outstanding example of the Beaux Arts style in civic architecture. R+C worked with the design team to renovate the courthouse into a three-court civil courthouse that would accommodate current California state court programs. The renovation added a new courtroom to the first floor, provided a new elevator, upgraded the MEP and fire and life safety system, and provided seismic strengthening of the building. Rutherford + Chekene was structural engineer.

Civic | Cultural

Leavening peerless structural engineering skill with humor, philosophy, people skills and, above all, a consummate understanding of San Francisco's permitting process, [Alan] saw this project through.