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U.S. Courthouse, Charleston, West Virginia, 1998
Photo of square building of multiple stories, dignified federal government building in West Virginia

The Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse, Charleston, West Virginia, designed by David Childs.

Photo courtesy of U.S. Dept. of Justice

About the Federal Building in WV:

  • Other Names: Robert C. Byrd United States Courthous (U.S. Senator Robert Byrd from West Virginia was the longest serving senator in history.)
  • Size: city-block sized
  • Design: linear, low-rise; small columns appropriately dignified for a smaller city
  • Awards: General Services Administration (GSA) National Design Competition Award, 1999
  • Architectural Firm: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), architect David Childs

Learn More About David Childs And His Work:

Sources: Design Awards Recognize Courthouses At Heart of Cities, November 1999 [accessed September 5, 2012]

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