Michigan State Capitol Building

Lansing, Michigan

Restoration of the Michigan State Capitol Building in the early 1990s was the result of remarkable collaboration between our State’s politicians and a comprehensive group of capable and dedicated designers and constructors. I feel fortunate to have been part of the initial group working to restore the building’s exterior envelope, and equally so in subsequent years to assist with upgrading systems that needed renewal. My interest and expertise has always been about “keeping the water out” and improving performance of the building envelope. Understanding how materials perform, and how they fail over time, offers a smart perspective to optimizing work at any building.

Ongoing work in the twenty-first century, being carried out by my former colleagues at Quinn Evans Architects, along with the coordinated leadership of The Christman Company, continues this tradition.