Gage County Courthouse

Located in Beatrice, Nebraska

Scope of Work

Master Plan & Update

Berggren Architects developed a master plan for the Gage County Courthouse and made some updates to the building.

Project Completion


This project was completed in 2011.

The History

Built in 1890.

The courthouse was constructed in 1890 and was designed by Gunn & Curtis.


Beatrice, Nebraska

The Gage County Courthouse is located in Beatrice, Nebraska.

Master Plan & Update

Gage County Courthouse

In 2008, Berggren Architects was hired to create a master plan report, documenting existing conditions at the Gage County Courthouse. During the initial investigation, principal architect Jerry Berggren compiled 14 recommendations for long-term preservation of the courthouse. The master plan was followed by a construction cost estimate of $8.8 million.

Following the completion of the master plan, Gage County hired Berggren Architects in 2009 to provide full scope of services for 9 of the 14 recommendations. Our work included improvements to the fire suppression, fire alarm, heating and A/C, electrical, and lighting systems. The project also included the re-roofing of the entire courthouse, new damp-proofing around the entire courthouse foundation, and the replacement of existing windows. This project was completed in 2011.