In 2008 Stevens County hired Klein McCarthy Architects to determine how best to use their existing courthouse to accommodate all necessary County Government Services in a single location. Human Services, the Auditor / Treasurer, The County Board, County Administration and Veteran's services as well as Extension were accommodated in the updated Courthouse.
The project gutted and reused the structure of the courthouse, renovated and updated interiors and exteriors, and provided a significant addition to house a joint City / County Law Enforcement Center and Courts holding space. The project is designed to allow for the addition of jail housing if needed in the future. The design incorporated many sustainable design features including an extensive geothermal system, a highly efficient building envelope and a responsive modern heating / cooling system.