Wyoming State Capitol Renovation and Restoration
HDR, along with Preservation Design Partnership (PDP) and Plan One Architects (Plan 1), is the design and restoration team for the historic Wyoming State Capitol building in Cheyenne. The project includes complete restoration of the exterior and interior of the 124-year-old statehouse, as well as design upgrades to both the Capitol and adjacent Herschler Building.
The Wyoming State Capitol is a National Historic Landmark located in the heart of Cheyenne's historic core. Originally built in 1886, the building is experiencing the type of deterioration that commonly plagues aged masonry buildings, specifically structural, safety and building system deficits. Although a number of renovations have been done in the past, the Capitol has never undergone a comprehensive renovation of the entire building until now.
The renovation and restoration project will repair damage, improve functions, and bring the building into compliance with state and federal codes. The team will also restore the building's historical features to their original grandeur, giving new life to intricate craftsmanship that has been covered up and painted over during previous renovations. The adjacent Herschler building, built in 1981, will also undergo functional renovations and receive a four-story addition.
Prior to being named the design and preservation team, the HDR, PDP, and Plan 1 team conducted a feasibility study for the restoration and renovation of the Capitol building.
Construction is planned to conclude in 2017.