I was part of a team of architects led by Joe Oppermann to provide the friends of the North Carolina State Capitol with a set of measured drawings and rectified photographs that capture the structure as it exists today – which is largely unchanged from its original design! A must see if you are ever in Raleigh.
The building itself is a second iteration of a statehouse for the state of North Carolina, the first having been destroyed by fire in the early 19th century. A gorgeous Greek Revival design in stone, the building which is currently operated as a museum and as home to the Governor’s offices had no drawings on record to use as planning and preservations tools. The friends of the capitol realized that this lack of documentation was the first thing to be addressed in preparing to see the building remain available to North Carolinians and other visitors for the next 150 years.
Here is an article from the Raleigh News Observer covering our activity at the capitol…
also look here.