In Sutter County, Comstock’s details how the Sutter Buttes informed the design of the new Courthouse


As part of an article on the architecture of new civic structures in the region, Comstock’s featured the new Sutter County Courthouse in Yuba City in its June magazine edition.

The Sutter County Courthouse, completed in 2015, was designed for the client–the State of California–by architecture firm Ross Drulis Cusenberry. The article notes: “The architect had a stunning site to work with, surrounded by mature tulip trees and the neighboring Sutter Buttes as its backdrop. Drawing its design inspiration from the imposing peaks, RDC created a tall element in a flat landscape whose shape and color mimics the erosion of the volcanic domes of the Buttes.”

The State of California took over all courthouse responsibilities from the counties beginning in 2002.  The State is now responsible for more than 500 buildings and 20 million square feet of space associated with courthouse operations in all 58 counties.

A link to the online version of the story can be found here: