Virginia State Capitol

BCWH Architects served as associated architect with Hillier Architecture to complete renovations and an underground addition to the Capitol. This building, designed by Thomas Jefferson, still serves as the center of Legislative activities for the Commonwealth. As the local architect, BCWH Architects, worked closely with the House of Delegates, Senate, and Governor's aides to establish the programming requirements and space planning for all office areas and support spaces within the historic Capitol building and the new underground extension. BCWH produced the furniture specifications, managed the bidding process, and assisted in the coordination of the furniture installation. The resulting design is a classic interior that is respectful of the historic architecture yet supports modern office functions. BCWH also coordinated an extensive restoration effort for the historic furnishings and dais in both the House and Senate Chambers. That process included working with a local wood conservator and a technology consultant to ensure that the integrity and beauty of the furniture was maintained while accommodating a state of the art voting system.