Columbia, SC


77,000 SF

The John C. Calhoun State Building, built in 1926, is located on the grounds of the State Capitol Complex. This Italian Rennaissance Revival building houses the South Carolina Court of Appeals and functions as the State’s Judicial Department. The six-story, 77,000 SF building is on the National Register of Historic Places. This multi-phase project included:

  • A comprehensive master plan, co-developed with Ricci Green & Associates, to reconfigure the building’s use to enhance the state judicial department operations.
  • A comprehensive historic remediation report with architectural conservator, George T. Fore & Associates, to restore the limestone exterior features, historic windows, terraces, and other features.
  • Re-engineered storm water management system around the building perimeter to protect the limestone and prevent flooding.
  • A restored, historic Senate Street entrance with a new drop-off plaza and accessible entrances.
  • Renovation of the ground level in its entirety to harmonize the architecture with the floors above, provide a new ADA lobby, and modernize court functions.

Associate Firms: George T. Fore & Associates | Ricci Green Associates