“Courthouse Tower, with its great bones and iconic location, will stand out among the more traditionally designed buildings. The well-framed entrance pops against the black skin of the building and will draw people into the building for a completely modern and unique interior experience,” – MKDA Executive Managing Director Amanda Hertzler.
Located at 44 W. Flagler St., Courthouse Tower is a 162,500-square-foot property with 25 floors of office space and ground-level retail. MKDA redesigned and upgraded a number of elements including its façade, signage, lobby, corridors, elevator lobbies, spec suites, and amenity spaces.
In order to elevate the building’s stature on West Flagler Street, MKDA first sought to accentuate the building’s height with a sleek outer skin made of black vertical metal screen glazing. The design team added contrast with a stark white porcelain frame around the entrance where the outer elements are carried seamlessly indoors in a true marriage of inner and outer space.
Illustrations of this concept include a beautiful entrance canopy that continues into the lobby as a ceiling; a recessed signage wall at the exterior that wraps into the lobby to create the interior signage wall; and the sidewall of an exterior landscape planter that cuts into the entrance creating a lobby bench. The lobby is a clean monochromatic white box with white polished floors and walls and ceilings that feature custom perforated backlit metal embodying the art of pointillism, a technique in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image.