VIRGINIA STATE CAPITOL MASTER PLAN Richmond, Virginia
Charter Award, Congress of the New Urbanism
As an update of the 2005 master plan for the State Capitol in Richmond, VA., the analysis included a renovation feasibility study of the historic Capitol building originally designed by Thomas Jefferson, as well as a long-range program and master plan for the Capitol Square area. The four major work areas of the master plan included space program and tenant needs analysis, site and building assessment for meeting needs, long-range master planning for the next five- and ten-year period, and short term projects and costs. The master plan recommendations included a combination of renovation and new construction that will create a pedestrian-friendly environment in and around Capitol Square, increasing tourism with the potential to boost both the local and state economies.