Civic/Government

Idaho State Capitol Renovation and Restoration

After a century of use, deferred maintenance, and countless modifications that eroded the historical character of the building, the Idaho Capitol restoration brought the 250,000 sf building back to its former grandeur by restoring the historical elements of the building, preserving the integrity of the existing materials, and rehabilitating the spaces for contemporary uses.

As the largest non-highway public works endeavor in state history, the project stabilized the condition of the building (exterior, interior, and site work) and upgraded all building systems and infrastructure, especially addressing life safety and accessibility.

Two new, five-story staircases and elevator towers were incorporated within the existing building footprint at the northwest and northeast corners to provide emergency egress and allow for better building access. The former dark-and-dreary basement was transformed into a light-filled space that now serves as the primary public entrance into the Capitol.

The project connects to two new, 50,000 sf underground wings that complement the original building while providing additional public meeting space and office space for the legislators with minimal changes to the overall appearance of the Capitol from the street.

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At A Glance

LOCATION

  • Boise, ID

PRACTICE

COMPLETED

  • 2010

EXPERTISE

Team

John D. Maulin, AIA
PRINCIPAL / EXEC. VICE PRESIDENT
Danielle Weaver, AIA
SENIOR ARCHITECT
Amy Dockter, PE
PRINCIPAL / CORP. TREASURER / ENGINEERING DIRECTOR
Katie E. Butler, AIA
PROJECT ARCHITECT
David Blenker, NCARB
PROJECT ARCHITECT
Jay D. Romlein, RCDD, OSP
SENIOR ENGINEERING DESIGNER
Mark G. Gier, AIA
SENIOR ARCHITECT
Kyle D. Hemly, ASLA
SENIOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
Tim R. Higley, PMP
PROJECT MANAGER
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