For some reason, many people have buildings with courtyards or atriums in their dreams. This may just be so much scenery, as we tend to like such things architecturally. Often times, these dreams reflect a desire to return to a more renewing or living place.
The courtyard can also be a womb image. As such, it can represent you getting back to your life source. It may be a sense on your part of mother power coming into the situation that has brought you to the courtyard. In these cases, you may be looking at the courtyard as a place of nurture or interference.