Federal Courthouse


The composition of the glass entry walls was developed to harmonize with the Federalist style architecture. The primary objectives of the work were to emphasize the presence of the entry and to convey a sense of order and tradition. The design is a contemporary visual commentary on a traditional Federalist motif. It was created with the intent of conveying an elegance and sophistication without a sense of elitism or pretension, but rather a feeling of egalitarian pluralism. This was accomplished by the use of plate glass with polished engraved lines and beveled edges. These elements are universally appealing due to the inherent beauty in the glass as the light animates it.



  • Dimensions: 8' x 24'
  • Materials: Laminated beveled glass
  • Technique: PrimsaliteĀ®
  • Glass design: Kenneth F. von Roenn, Jr.
  • Architect: Kidd Plosser Sprague
  • Location: Covington, KY