This months roundup focuses
on the latest preservation products, including offerings for
renovation, restoration, and adaptive-reuse projects. From
the rafters to the floorboards, these products remain sensitive
to the original design and limitations of the existing building.
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Since the original granite used for the capitol
is no longer available, the expansion is clad
in matching granite quarried from an island off
the coast of Italy.
Utah State Capitol expands,
The Utah State Capitol Expansion Project consists
of two new structures built as annexes to the north
of the original capitol building by architect Richard
Kletting, completed in 1916. The primary goal for the
facade of the new structures was to complement, but
not overwhelm, the grandeur of the existing capitol
building. The project incorporates 85,000 square feet
of Classically detailed Italian Griz Alcazars granite,
which was determined to be the closest match to the
Little Cottonwood granite used for the original building.
The Little Cottonwood quarry, located in the mountains
above Salt Lake City, has since been closed.
The Utah State Capitol Expansion Project was awarded
the 2004 Marble Institute of Americas Pinnacle
Award of Merit for Commercial Exteriors and the Utah
Masonry Council and AIA Utah Chapters 2004 Excellence
in Masonry Design Award for Exceptional Detail. The
Salt Lake Citybased team responsible for the exterior
stone masonry on the capitol expansion buildings includes
architects from GSBS, FFKR, and CRS, and cladding contractor
The expansion was completed in July 2004, allowing
Utah state officials and employees to relocate to the
two new buildings while the existing capitol undergoes
a four-year renovation and seismic upgrade. Kepco+,
Salt Lake City. www.kepcoplus.com
Service # 212 ]
The curtain wall serves as a transparent backdrop
for the band shell.
effort brings back Minneapolis band shell
Specialty-glazing contractor Harmon recently
completed a glass curtain-wall renovation for the Minneapolis
Lake Harriet Bandshell. Donating its time and materials
to repair the 20-year-old facility and its 30' x 25'
window wall, Harmon collaborated with glass fabricator
Viracon, Minneapolis engineering firm Braun Intertec,
and other partners. In early June 2004, Harmons
renovation team led a forensic investigation of the
band shells existing hollow metal wall system.
The team met with Brauns engineers to confirm
the wall system was structurally sound and required
remediation on about half of the horizontal members.
The window-unit frames dramatically deteriorated
finish and the total glass replacement posed a greater
challenge, requiring full sandblasting and refinishing
with PPGs high-performance Coraflon fluoropolymer
coating. The Harmon team then upgraded the existing
glass from 1¼4" laminated to 1¼2"
clear-tempered units to better deal with the breakage
issues caused by vandalism. Harmon, Golden Valley, Minn.
Service # 213 ]
Engerman Contracting and Jason Bernard, AIA, both of
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, took Best of Show honors in
the Vetter Inspired Project Awards for their renovation
of a 4,000-square-foot, 3-bedroom lakeside cottage in
Lake Geneva. Situated on a 1-acre lot with 40 feet of
lakefront, the residence was transformed in part by
custom-shaped Vetter windows with custom grille patterns
that bring light and panoramic views into the home.
The cottages front porch, window trim, and flower
boxes, finished in white, contrast with the green shingle
siding. Other highlights include a custom interior staircase,
maple flooring throughout the main level, and marble
tile in the master bathroom. Vetter Windows and Doors,
Mosinee, Wis. www.vetterwindows.com
Service # 214 ]