Minnesota State Capitol

As part of the four year comprehensive restoration of the Minnesota State Capitol, Crenshaw was selected historical restoration and replication of lighting. This substantial project entailed historic restoration and replication of more than 1,100 historic fixtures and 78 fixture types to museum-quality standards for the iconic 378,000-square-foot building design by Cass Gilbert

This included monumental restored and replicated torchieres of solid brass construction and hand-applied patina to match existing historic fixtures, replicated and restored brass fixtures, and resin-cast fixtures. Integrated LED lamping was used to modernize the majority of the fixtures while preserving the historic nature of this landmark building. 

The project was executed in a design build format. The design team included HGA, Schooley Caldwell, The Minnesota Historical Society, and Schuler Shook. The General Contractor was J.E. Dunn.