Wyoming State Capitol wins ACEC NY Platinum Award

Loring is excited to announce our Wyoming Capitol Square project has received a 2021 Platinum ACEC New York Engineering Excellence Award in addition to previously receiving a Gold Building Design + Construction 2020 Reconstruction Award.

Loring provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and telecommunications engineering design and construction administration services for this over $250-million dollar project.

Project Facts
90,000 SF Historic Capitol Building Restoration
250,000 SF State Office Building Renovation and 56,000 SF Expansion
New Underground Central Utility Plant

Capitol Building
The Wyoming State Capitol Building, a National Historic Landmark, was originally built in 1886 and expanded in 1890 and 1917. This comprehensive historic restoration project enhanced life safety and replaced all systems throughout the Capitol Building.

General building improvements included the addition of stairs, elevators, and restrooms; increased comfort and improved environmental conditions; and refurbished lighting and skylights. To meet life-safety requirements, a new smoke evacuation system was installed and incorporated into the Capitol Building’s monumental rotunda dome with minimal impact to the historic fabric.

State Office Building
The existing State Office Building adjacent to the Capitol Building was completely renovated and expanded. New generators and cooling towers were installed hidden from view in a rooftop equipment well on the Office Building to maintain the historic character of the site. The existing underground connector between the buildings was expanded to accommodate additional committee rooms. Skylights were introduced to allow for views of the historic Capitol Building and natural daylighting.

Central Utility Plant
Mechanical and electrical equipment that serves the Capitol Complex was strategically located in a new underground central utility plant to maximize usable building space and restore site aesthetics. New chiller equipment installed in the underground central utility plant serves the Capitol Building, State Office Building, and several other nearby state buildings.

For additional information, please contact:
Vincent Farese, PE, LEED AP

Exterior of the Wyoming State Capitol Building in Cheyenne, WY