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State Capitol Building


The historic North Carolina Capitol Building was completed in 1840. The Capitol is listed on the National Historic Register, and is one of the nation's best-preserved examples of Greek Revival architecture.

Balancing accessibility and historic preservation is a challenging task. In 2009, KEA completed an accessibility project at the east entrance of the Capitol. Subtle sloping ramps, careful material selection, and sensitive design allowed the entrance to be universally accessible while blending seamlessly with the historic building. The project won a Sir Walter Raleigh Design Award from the City of Raleigh in 2010, and received a letter of commendation from the State Capitol Foundation.

This ramp was part of a larger project by Little & Little Landscape Architects to renovate the walks around the Capitol Building.

Awards

Sir Walter Raleigh Award