Queens Family Court House

Queens Family Courthouse
Photo by: Ralph Selitzer, DCAS

Queens Family Courthouse
151-20 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432

Date Built: 2003

Architect:
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners/Gruzen Samton LLP

The Queens Family Court is housed in one wing of this brick and glass building in Jamaica, Queens. The building's other wing has offices for city agencies. A one-story entrance pavilion joins the wings.

The Family Court wing is 175,000 square feet in area and the courtrooms are intimate in scale with large windows to allow natural light. A five-story central atrium, with escalators and commissioned artwork, connects waiting rooms that look out to the park. The Court's building was designed to fit with the adjacent residential and small institutional structures surrounding the historic Rufus King Park in downtown Jamaica.

In 1999, the New York City Art Commission named this as one of the City’s outstanding public projects, recognizing the blend of traditional courtroom architecture with a family agency facility to serve the needs of a 21st-century city.

Photo by: Ralph Selitzer, DCAS

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