Virginia State Capitol

The Virginia State Capitol is a National Historic Landmark and houses the oldest legislative body in the Western Hemisphere. It was originally planned and designed by Thomas Jefferson and French architect and artist Charles-Louis Clérisseau. Inspiration was taken from the ancient Roman temple Maison Carrée at Nîmes in southern France. Jefferson’s capitol building is one of the few accurate renderings of ancient classical architecture among U.S. state legislatures.

Crenshaw was selected to design, develop, and product a lay light that is more than 30 feet across, and comprised entirely of state of the art LED technology. This can be seen illuminating the statue of Thomas Jefferson in the Virginia State Capitol Visitors Center. 

The architect was Studio Hillier, Preservationist Preservation Design Partners, and the lighting designer was Gary Steffy Lighting Design

The Project won the following awards: National Trust for Historical Preservation (2008), AIA Virginia Design Award for Excellence in Architecture, AIA Virginia Award of Excellence (2008), Palladio Award for Adaptive Re-Use (2008), Building Design and Construction Reconstruction Award (2007), Mid-Atlantic Construction Best Of (2007), AIA Pennsylvania Citation of Merit (2007), AIA New Jersey Honor Award of Excellence in Architecture-Built Category for Design and Sustainability (2007), and Style Magazine Richmond Building of the Decade (2007).