Oregon State Capitol Accessibility, Maintenance, and Safety (CAMS)

Oregon State Capitol Accessibility, Maintenance, and Safety (CAMS)

Architecture, Conservation & Planning | Salem, OR | In-Progress

The Oregon State Capitol, constructed at the height of the Depression and completed in 1938, is a landmark of transitional Modernistic design based on Classical architecture. The new “Stripped Classical” Capitol was strikingly modern at the time of its dedication, and it won acclaim for the building’s architects, Francis Keally and the New York firm of Trowbridge and Livingston.

Together with SRG Partnership, ARG has provided extensive architecture, preservation, and conservation services for the Oregon State Capitol. The project scope includes extensive ADA accessibility upgrades; exterior stone and window restoration; installation of access control / ADA hardware into historic openings; the construction of two new underground mechanical vaults; and mechanical, plumbing, electrical, data infrastructure, and fire safety system upgrades.

As lead preservation planner for the design team, ARG also led the review and consultation process with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). This project is currently under construction.