house of representatives and senate committee rooms renovation

In order to finish some of the original detailed design of the Capitol Building, the existing Senate Committee rooms were renovated in late 1999. Acoustical, historical ceiling details, lighting, a heavy wooden dais, oak moulding details proportionally reused from the Senate Lounge, and period appropriate wall treatments were designed to integrate the new rooms into the existing context. Original ceiling heights to reveal entire window heights and original borrow lights were brought back to brighten the Capitol’s corridors as per the original Architect’s design. Hospitality carpet with a medallian historic pattern was installed to accommodate coffee spills and cleaning needs due to smoking. Wall treatments were of a historical pattern, fire rated, cleanable and easily reinstalled. Concealed audio-visual equipment was also added to serve current and future needs. State approved low bid on window treatments proved to be faulty and the historically appropriate window treatments were never installed due to the bidders
failure to verify historical treatment quality pricing.

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