Welcome to the Capitol Preservation Board's Blog

This site will provide current up to date information about activities and events of the Board, its subcommittees and the office.

This site will replace the Executive Directors monthly report that has been published monthly.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Executive Directors January Report

January Executive Summary
January 4, 2009 was the one year anniversary of the newly renovated and rededicated Utah State Capital. Over this past year the CRG Architects (Capitol Restoration Group) working with the CM/GC JHJV (Jacobsen Hunt Joint Venture) has completed the remaining portion of the work allowing the Senate and the House to occupy the remodeled Senate and House buildings. The remodeled space provide for legislative committee rooms (three in each building) and badly needed office space. While most of the punch list items have been completed there are some that will have to wait until after the 2009 legislative general session.

With the Capitol base isolation and restoration and the remodel of the Senate and House building complete the focus will now turn to determining what to do with the 1959 State Office Building. In the September 2008 Board meeting members of the board requested the Executive Director to move forward with the planning of the North Building in the Master Plan. The Executive Director report to the board in the December meeting that the Request for Qualifications was ready to go out to interested project definition consultants who would work with the Executive Director and the Board to determine the direction for the State Office Building. During the first part of January members of the board met to review the qualification and to select a consultant. They selected Paul Brown Architects to prepare the study. With Mr. Brown under contract this study is moving forward.

During the December of 2008 Board meeting the board approved the recommended changes to the “Capitol Hill Facility Use Rules” these rule were modified to allow for greater flexibly in the use of off site food service providers. The Executive Director filed the rule with Administrative Rules such that it could be placed in the state bulletin in order to receive public comment.

Capitol Restoration Award Update

the Capitol Preservation Board has won the following awards due to the success of the Capitol Restoration:
· The AIA Utah Honor Award
· The AIA Peoples Choice award for Architecture
· The Utah Heritage Foundation Heritage Award
· The 2008 National Award of Excellence for Seismic Mitigation
· The Pinnacle Award for Stone
· The CMAA Restoration Project of the Year
· The American Society of State and Local History for historic restoration excellence.
· The Structural Engineering Excellence award for use of Post Tension concrete.