Licht Judicial Complex
Built in two phases from 1924 to 1932, the Licht Judicial Complex manages to blend its 16 stories very effectively among the two- and three-story Colonial and Victorian structures on the historic east side of Providence.
Because the courthouse had suffered from a lack of maintenance virtually since its completion, the restoration work over four phases included complete exterior and interior restoration. The $16.5 million project included structural repairs, a new slate roof, new wood thermal windows (660 openings, 2,900 sashes) upgraded elevators, two additional courtrooms, new egress stairs, signage systems, and ADA compliance.
“The historic importance of the architecture was keenly understood by your historic preservation architect, who oversaw the smallest detail of the restoration…the project received the care and attention to detail so important to a building of such historic significance…”
James M. Allam, Former Executive Director Rhode Island Public Buildings Authority