For State of West Virginia General Services Division
Heritage Landscapes served as team landscape architect for the West Virginia State Capitol Campus Master Plan to comprehensively address the future of the 73-acre campus, including preservation and adaptation. Early Cass Gilbert sketches of the grounds show a formal organization of the campus. The central axis aligns on the cardinal points, and centers on the Capitol building. Our work included collaboration to:
The historic campus plan formed a basis for recapture of this fractured campus in the Master Plan to create a unified campus landscape as the setting for existing structures and to direct future expansion. The campus master plan provides a long-term vision for orderly, aesthetically unified growth. The landscape recommendations shape a cohesive campus image and character while upgrading access, security, emergency response, service and utility infrastructure. The Cass Gilbert Jr. Designed Building 3 and site renovation enhances office space and implements components of the master plan.
West Virginia Capitol Campus Master Plan, 2009, Building 3 Renovation and Landscape Construction Documents, 2010.
Master Plan, Heritage Landscapes, Preservation Landscape Architect, George Skarmeas, RMJM Hillier, lead; Michael Baker Jr., Inc., local lead; Systems Planning; Walker Parking; The SGS Group; Dr. Christen, Gilbert Historian.WVC Building 3 Heritage Landscapes, Landscape Architect,Perfido Weiskopf + Goette, Architects; CJL Engineering
The West Virginia Capitol axial organization is captured in this Historic American Building Survey 1979 record photograph, courtesy Library of Congress.
Campus master plan preserves Capitol ground, while refocusing on axial organization, harmony and function and integrating new buildings, courtesy Hillier/M Baker team.
Grand trees are to be preserved while universal access is improved throughout the Capitol grounds.
Heritage Landscapes developed a series of simple sectionsto portray the proposed approaches to edges, and axes.