Beaufort Municipal Center Complex

General Contractor: Leopardo Construction; LCK Construction Services (Construction Manager)
Address: Beaufort, SC
Architect: Liollio Architecture
Size: Courthouse: 33,000 sf City Hall: 29,000 sf
Project Responsibility: Structural Engineering Design; Structural Construction Administration Services

MMSA provided structural engineering design services and structural construction administration for the new Beaufort Municipal Center Complex. Located at the intersection of Boundary Street and Ribaut Road, the new City of Beaufort addition joins the County complex, anchoring a new gateway into Historic Beaufort.

The Judicial building is a two-story, 33,000 sf steel-framed structure and contains new facilities for the Police Department, including an Emergency Operations Center and training room, as well as the Municipal Courtroom and Clerk’s offices.

The City Hall building is a three-story, 29,000 sf steel-framed structure with reinforced concrete shear walls and a combination of low-sloped and pitched roofs, with brick veneer and stucco finishes. It houses executive and administrative offices, multiple conference rooms, and City Council Chambers.

Housing the municipal functions of a burgeoning and vibrant city, the functional flow of the Complex, designed to accommodate future growth, is as much a key to its success as the architecture that frames it. The design was conceived through public workshops and diligent exchanges with City staff in an effort to satisfy the City’s needs while respecting the delicate and historic context of the community.