Fairfield, CA

Old Solano Courthouse


Structural Engineering


29,930 sf

Key Info

Lasting Heritage Building

Central Solano County Heritage Commission

Beaux Arts Historic Building


2018 SEAONC Excellence in Structural Engineering Award of Merit

2015 Winner for California Preservation Foundation Award

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.

Photographer: Cesar Rubio

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.