Elkhart County Signs Letter of Intent to Design New Courthouse Project

January 22, 2021

The Elkhart County/IN Board of Commissioners met in session on January 21, 2021, to authorize and issue a Letter of Intent and Notice to Proceed for Phase 1 Progressive Design-Build Services to Performance Services. The $63 million progressive design-build project will combine the Goshen and Elkhart courthouses into one consolidated courts building on a 32-acre site close to Goshen, Indiana.

The design-build team was selected on January 12 from a field of eight qualified teams, with Performance Services receiving the highest qualitative score and best value price proposal. The final work product of Phase 1 Services is a Report to the Owner with expected delivery by August 2021. If the Report is approved, a Design-Build Agreement, authorized by Indiana Code 5-30-7-8, will proceed to Phase 2 Design-Build Services to build the new Elkhart County Courthouse.


Performance Services – Design-Builder

Securitecture – Architect of Record

CGL Companies – Courts Design Consultant

Jones Petrie Rafinski – Civil Engineer and Landscape Architect

Lynch, Harrison and Brumleve – Structural Engineer

Byce and Associates – Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Design

Ancon Construction - General Trades Coordinator and Site Superintendent

Dynamic Mechanical – Mechanical Design Assist

Koontz-Wagner Services – Electrical Design Assist

In addition to serving as the design-builder, Performance Services will provide MEP design review, building controls design, and a safety officer for the project.


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