The architect of this elegant heritage building was A.B. Hubback, the person instrumental in designing a great number of heritage buildings in Kuala Lumpur as well as other major cities in Malaysia. A distinctive feature of the Old High Court building are the towers topped with a cupola with decorative buttresses around the base. Linking these towers are passageways with two different types of arches, key-hole or horseshoe arches and pointed horseshoe or ogee arches. The towers were origanally dining chambers with private tiffin rooms.