10/29/2013<< Back to Facilities Management Press Releases Home
Hoffmann Architects Announces Launch Of U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration
Hoffmann Architects, Inc., an architecture and engineering firm specializing in the rehabilitation of building exteriors, announces the start of a restoration project at the United States Capitol Dome, for which we are serving as architect of record.
The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) will undertake comprehensive restoration of the 150-year-old cast iron Dome, which has not undergone a complete restoration since 1959-1960. To address deterioration due to age and weather, Hoffmann Architects has worked with the AOC since 1990, investigating conditions and developing a master plan for the restoration. The majority of work is scheduled at night and on weekends to minimize disruption to Congressional operations and visitor services.
One of the most widely recognized architectural icons, the U.S. Capitol Dome serves as a symbol of American democracy. This landmark project will restore the Dome to its original splendor, preserving the Dome’s legacy for future generations of Americans. Hoffmann Architects is honored to participate in this monumental project.
Founded in 1977, Hoffmann Architects specializes in the rehabilitation of the building envelope. The firm’s work focuses on the exteriors of existing structures, diagnosing and resolving deterioration within facades, roofing systems, windows, waterproofing materials, plazas/terraces, parking garages, and historic and landmark structures. We provide consulting services for new building construction, as well as litigation and claim support. Our technical professionals investigate and correct damage resulting from time and weather, substandard or improper construction, design defects, material failures, poor workmanship, structural movement, and stress.