Deschutes County Commissioners took steps Monday to approve contracts for upgrades to three county buildings. A planned expansion of the courthouse includes space for two additional judges. Commissioners also approved a notice of intent to award a contract to Pinnacle Architecture of Bend for design upgrades to the sheriff’s office. Proposed improvements include space for an exercise and wellness facility and more space for detectives and administration officials. The contract will include upgrades to county jail facilities with a focus on support services, including direct supervision areas for men and women during in-person professional visits. A 7-day protest period must take place before any contract is actually awarded. Commissioners also approved a notice of intent for a contract with LRS Architects of Bend and Portland to design the 40,000-square-foot courthouse addition.