Iowa State Capitol - Exterior Restoration

Des Moines, IA

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Architecture Overview:

The Iowa State Capitol, constructed from 1873 to 1884, has been a source of great pride for generations of Iowans. Following an initial study completed in 1981, RDG was contracted to take the lead on a series of major restoration projects for this unique building. Badly deteriorating exterior sandstone elements were either resurfaced, or replaced with color-matched limestone. New energy-efficient wood windows duplicate the original windows, and the copper roof and skylights have been replaced. Other projects have included door replacement, landscaping and sidewalk replacement, accessibility and parking enhancements.

  • CLIENT: State of Iowa
  • COMPLETE: October 2001
  • AWARDS:
    • AIA Iowa Chapter - Design Award - 1991
    • Construction Specifications Institute - Special Award - 1998
    • AIA Iowa Chapter - Merit of Excellence for the Interior Capitol Rotunda Rehabilitation - 2006
    • Building Stone Institute - Tucker National Architectural Award - 1999
    • AIA Iowa Chapter - Excellence in Craft - Honor Award - 1995
    • State of Iowa House of Representatives - Certificate of Recognition - 1991
    • AIA Central States Region - Special Honor Award - 1991
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    Restoration, Government