The North Carolina State Capitol

North Carolina State Capitol
portico -side

portico -side

portico

portico

portico- side

portico- side

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…

http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/07/29/3067902/architect-photographer-make-visual.html

Plan Drawing

Plan Drawing

Reflected Ceiling Plan Drawing

Reflected Ceiling Plan Drawing

Section and Interior Elevations

Section and Interior Elevations

Section and Interior Elevations

Section and Interior Elevations

Section and Interior Elevations

Section and Interior Elevations

Section and Interior Elevations

Section and Interior Elevations

Exterior Elevations

Exterior Elevations

Interior Elevations

Interior Elevations

 

also look here.

Progress slides:

Composite of 4 plans along two lines of symmetry

Composite of 4 plans along two lines of symmetry

similarities vs. differences

similarities vs. differences

The Senate Chamber

The Senate Chamber

Ceiling to the Senate Chamber

Ceiling to the Senate Chamber

Hybrid Drawing: several panels of rectified photographic imagery organized spatially by a vector line drawing in AutoCAD

Hybrid Drawing: several panels of rectified photographic imagery organized spatially by a vector line drawing in AutoCAD

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2 responses to “The North Carolina State Capitol

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