Valley County Courthouse

Located in Ord, Nebraska

Scope of Work


Berggren Architects renovated Valley County Courthouse.

Project Completion


This project was completed in 2017.

The History

Built in 1919.

The courthouse was constructed in 1919 and was designed by architect William F. Gernandt.


Ord, Nebraska

Valley County Courthouse is located in Ord, Nebraska.


Valley County Courthouse

In 2011, Berggren Architects was hired by Valley County to provide architectural services to bring their courthouse up to code, increase building accessibility, and restore portions of the historic building fabric. Berggren Architects has overseen the courthouse through three major phases of construction. The first phase saw the construction of an exterior stair as a means of egress. The second phase added a new elevator, fire alarm system, and fire sprinkler system. The third phase restored the terracotta and brickwork on the building exterior. Throughout this multiphase process, Berggren Architects has remained sympathetic to the existing building.

In 2016, Berggren Architects was hired to re-design the sheriff’s department to improve security and convenience. A modern sewing kitchen was created to improve county jail efficiency. 

The original Valley County Courthouse was designed in 1919 by William F. Gernandt.