California State Capitol Security Improvements

Sacramento, CA

Market: Government

Client

HDR Architecture, Inc.

Completion

2008
Modeled after our nation’s capitol, the California state capitol building was built between 1860 and 1874.  The building features a dome rising 210 ft above the street and a stately granite facade.  As home to the executive and legislative branches of state government, the capitol has been targeted during past attacks.  The state sought to improve security measures and screening facilities while preserving the building’s historic fabric and character of the surrounding forty acres of gardens and trees from around the world.  SGH assisted with the structural evaluation of certain security features.