The Tarrant County Family Law Center addresses the character of the Old Courthouse across the street, yet the historically suggestive design provides for the modern needs of a judicial facility. Physically secure but allowing public access, the new structure provides office and meeting spaces for the court’s day-to-day activities. The design emphasizes natural light. Windows present visitors with views of the outdoors and refreshing, comforting natural light. Despite this, there can be no doubt about the building’s purpose. There is authority here.