Old Solano Courthouse

In rehabilitating the hundred-year-old California courthouse, Hornberger + Worstell honored the historic architecture while bringing the building into the modern era, both through practical upgrades and design of compatible elements.

Hornberger + Worstell completed programming and architectural services for the renovation of the historic Old Solano Courthouse in Fairfield, California. Originally designed by E.C. Hemmings in 1911, this two-story, 29,900-square-foot courthouse is an outstanding example of Beaux Arts architecture and is part of the Central Solano County Heritage Commission’s inventory of “Lasting Heritage” buildings. Hornberger + Worstell’s work included a full rehabilitation of the historic building, including seismic, mechanical, electrical, life safety, plumbing, telecommunications, and accessibility upgrades.


2015 California Preservation Award, Rehabiliation - California Preservation Foundation [PDF]

"Preservation of Old Solano Courthouse lands court officials award," The Reporter, 8/10/2015
"Dignitaries celebrate opening of $30M courthouse," The Daily Republic, 9/18/2014
​​​​​"Architect Selected for Renovation of Old Solano Courthouse," Judicial Council of California Press Release, 10/15/2009

Judicial Council of California
Fairfield, CA
John Davis
Arlene Banducci
Jim Degener
Project cost
LEED Silver
Cesar Rubio