Johnson County presented el dorado with a unique challenge: Renovate an old Dillons grocery store to house three different departments in the JOCO Justice System – the Sheriff’s Office, Court Trustees, and Court Services. We set out to “Un-Dillonize the Dillons,” to turn a big box store into a stately civic facility. The program and the construction itself were equally demanding. We cut away at the facade to create a single light-filled entry for all three departments, shaded by a wood-clad steel trellis. We programmed 48,000 sf of offices, conference rooms, and public space to meet the specific needs of each department, with security of the utmost importance. We added windows and rooftop monitors to bring natural light deep into what before was a windowless space.