Restore. Rehabilitate.

Chambers, Murphy & Burge was retained to contribute to the Master Plan by evaluating the conditions of the decorative metals and mosaics in the building. From the Bas-Relief sculpture to the more than 200 bronze doors, all of the decorative work was carefully evaluated and a plan was developed for their restoration and maintenance. Careful coordination with accessibility systems and security controls is a part of the restoration of the bronze doors.

The variety of tessarae mosaic surfaces in the building includes floors, vaulted ceilings and wall panels. Each type and location was given separate consideration and treatment. With the Master Plan in place, Chambers, Murphy & Burge compiled contract documents for competitive bidding of qualified contractors and conservators to perform the restoration of the decorative metals and mosaics.

Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center – Supreme Court of Ohio

Historic

Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center – Supreme Court of Ohio

After

When the building opened in 1933 as the Ohio Departments Building, it was referred to as “Ohio'’s Pride.” But over time, its luster faded. For decades, thousands passed by not knowing that inside were monumental lobbies and hallways, hearing rooms and Courtrooms richly detailed with historical art.

Thanks to the vision of the late Chief Justice Moyer and the hard work of architects and conservators, skilled tradesmen and women, and artisans, the building was restored to its original glory and dedicated as the new home of the Supreme Court of Ohio on May 15, 2004.

Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center – Supreme Court of Ohio

Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center – Supreme Court of Ohio


After the untimely death of Chief Justice Moyer in 2010, the late Chief’s colleagues on the bench voted to rededicate the building in his honor. On December 2, 2011, in an official session of Court attended by judges and leaders from throughout Ohio, the building was named the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center.

Services Provided:

  • Master Plan
  • Material Testing
  • Finishes and Materials Assessment
  • Preservation Planning
  • Historic Building Preservation Plan
  • Materials Restoration
  • Maintenance Plan