Restored historic Supreme Court chambers.
Kansas Statehouse South Wing grand stair and second floor historic public entrance.
Kansas Statehouse South Wing grand stair.
Governor's suite meeting room in the Kansas Statehouse South Wing.
Historic cage elevator located near the Governor's office.
Lieutenant Governor’s office located in the Kansas Statehouse South Wing.
Administrative offices in the South Wing.
Committe hearing/meeting room in the Kansas Statehouse South Wing.
- Kansas Statehosue Historic Structure Report
- Kansas Statehouse Preservation & Restoration
- Phase I.1: Statehouse Infrastructure & Underground Expansion
- Phase I.2: Statehouse Underground Parking Garage
- Phase II: Statehouse East Wing Interior Restoration
- Phase III: Statehouse West Wing Interior Restoration
Phase IV: Statehouse South Wing Interior RestorationKansas Statehouse Preservation & Restoration
Restoring the Third Kansas Capitol Wing
The interior restoration of the Kansas Statehouse South Wing was completed in 2009, ready in time for the start of the 2010 legislative session. The project, planned by Treanor Architects, included renovation work for additional House of Representative offices, new legislative committee rooms, the restoration of the interior grand stairs and the historic cage elevator. It included the restoration of decorative metals, decorative paint, decorative plaster and marble. In addition, mechanical systems integration, lighting restoration and augmentation, and window replacements were completed during the South Wing restoration.
Housing the Governor’s office, Lieutenant Governor’s office and the historic Supreme Court, the South Wing contains significant amounts of decorative metals, decorative paints, decorative plaster and marble. The wing’s grand stairs, two of four grand staircases in the Capitol building, were historically constructed of copper-plated cast-iron with solid brass cap-rail. Restoration of the stair required on-site cleaning and reapplication of copper plating. Extensive historic decorative paint was documented and recreated throughout the South Wing, specifically in the historic Supreme Court and executive branch offices. All decorative and smooth plaster was documented and repaired as necessary. Marble flooring and wainscot was repaired and polished to restore the historic appearance of the South Wing.
Non-historic windows on the Capitol’s South Wing were replaced with replica wood windows to increase the energy efficiency of the building. Some offices were fitted with security windows designed to resemble the historic wood windows installed in other areas.
Renovations completed for ADA compliance were designed to make the South Wing accessible to everyone while maintaining the building’s historic character and features. ADA renovations included the installation of two new elevators, auto-operators on all public doors to committee rooms, new handrails attached to the interior grand stair’s historic guardrails, and a new exterior ramp entrance system.
New and upgraded building and life safety systems were installed to meet modern codes and improve conditions. The new systems were installed in a manner sympathetic to the building’s historic character.
- Kan-Struct Awards Honors Kansas Statehouse
- Kansas Statehouse Wins 2015 Copper in Architecture Award
- Palladio Awards Recognize Kansas Statehouse
- Kansas Statehouse Recognized at 2014 AIA CSR Design Awards
- Kansas Statehouse Wins 2014 NACIA Award
- Kansas Statehouse Wins 2014 AIA Kansas Design Award
- Kansas Statehouse Preservation Wins KPA Award