Restored State Capitol Dome Serves as a Beacon for West Virginians

West Virginia State Capitol

The West Virginia State Capitol, originally completed in 1932, was designed by Cass Gilbert, architect of the U.S. Supreme Court building, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The steel-framed structure has brick masonry infill and limestone cladding, topped with an iconic 292-foot gold-leafed dome, designed to be seen from every point of […]

Revitalizing Baltimore’s History: City Hall’s Remodel

Baltimore’s 150-year-old city hall is a stunning landmark and civic representation of the city. Over the years, the Second Empire-style building, clad in locally quarried Cockeysville marble, experienced normal weathering and deterioration, given its age. To preserve the structure, which is one of the oldest working city halls in the country, Baltimore embarked on a […]

Will County’s New Judicial Complex Brings Transparency To Justice

Will County’s new judicial complex is modern and sleek. Its limestone rainscreen facade frames floor-to-ceiling windows, conveying the notion of transparency in justice. The building’s use of masonry evokes the pioneering spirit of the city’s industrial age and helps tie it in with surrounding architecture in Joliet. Inside the central courtroom zone, a stone-cladding wall […]