McMinn County Justice Center – Athens, TN

Cope Architecture prepared a comprehensive study and needs assessment to evaluate the County’s jail and courts needs for 25 years and then evaluated whether to build a new Justice Center, make additions and renovations at the existing old courthouse, or add courts to the existing jail location to create a Justice Center. Additions and renovations to the existing jail were selected.

“I have been to most of the similar facilities across the state and the design, efficiency and function of McMinn County is one of the very best.”   -Sharon G. Lee, Tennessee Supreme Court Justice