Virginia Capitol Building
Richmond, VA

Project Type

Hillier and other teams were selected to complete the renovation and underground expansion of the Capitol. This building, designed by Thomas Jefferson, still serves as the center of Legislative activities for the Commonwealth.

Thoughtful Historic Preservation


The design followed the highest standards of historic preservation, extending the life of the building and its support systems for approximately 30 more years. All work was planned in a manner that respects the integrity of the historic structure without loss of valuable building fabric. This approach also allowed for future renovations and systems replacements to be undertaken without impacting the building’s historic architecture.

Visitor Center


The 27,000-square-foot underground addition includes a visitor center to support the renovation of the Capitol and the future needs of Capitol Square.