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Travis County Civil and Family Courts Facility

Austin, Texas

448,000 sq. ft. civil and family courthouse facility

$333 million (click here for more details)



Completed in 2022


At the end of 2022, the long-awaited Travis County Civil and Family Courts Facility opened its doors. After a decade in the making, the facility opened right at the time when existing space was running thin at the nearby Herman Marion Sweatt Travis County Courthouse. Winstead represented Travis County in this public-private partnership for the procurement, financing, and development of the facility.

The facility includes:

  • Twenty-five courtrooms, which includes fifteen jury courtrooms
  • Child Protective Services courtroom
  • Special proceedings courtroom
  • Two State of Texas Attorney General child support hearing rooms.
  • Law Library
  • Gathering spaces for attorney-client conferences
  • Four-level underground parking garage with 400 spaces

The Austin Business Journal awarded the courthouse the Commercial Real Estate Deal of the Year for 2020 and the Project of the Year for 2024.  The project’s construction financing came from traditional bank financing, supported by an installment purchase contract with the county.

The 448,000 sq. ft. courthouse is located in the heart of downtown Austin. This project highlights Winstead’s experience in navigating the unique procurement, construction, and finance aspects of public-private partnerships.