location
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
awards
2011 AIA Merit Award, West Virginia Chapter: Achievement in Architecture in Interiors for WV State Office Building 5, 10th Floor, Office of Technology

More than 40 years ago, ZMM (as Zando, Martin & Milstead) designed the original West Virginia State Office Buildings 5, 6, and 7. Over the last several years, ZMM has been assisting the State of West Virginia General Services with various improvements to the buildings.

The improvements commenced with an overall building assessment that examined the condition of the buildings, as well as cost and phasing options for implementing various upgrades. Improvements that have been undertaken have ranged from substantial renovations to maintenance and repair projects, and include:
Major Renovations

ZMM Architects & Engineers provided design services for the renovation of the 10th Floor of Building 5 for the Office of Technology - a project that was recognized with a design award from the West Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The project focused on demonstrating the potential that exists in State Office Buildings 5 and 6 if the floors are renovated in a more contemporary manner that moves the open office spaces to the perimeter, and pulls the offices adjacent to the building core. The project also involved close coordination with the State Fire Marshal, the introduction of a new sprinkler service and fire pump into the building, demolition, hazardous material abatement, and FF&E coordination. The project was delivered considerably under the anticipated project budget.

The next phase of the renovation involved floors 7, 8, and 9 of Building 5 and floors 7 and 8 of Building 6. All of these floors have been fully renovated, including abatement, demolition, new construction, and updated life safety systems. ZMM has also provided design services for the renovation of the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Floors of Building 6 for the Department of Education and Division of Personnel.

Roof Replacement

ZMM Architects & Engineers assisted the General Services Division with a roof replacement for all three buildings. The roof replacement utilized a white EPDM roofing material, with consideration being given to sustainability. The existing ballast, roof membrane, and rigid insulation were also salvaged as part of the roof replacement project. Several unused mechanical penthouses, antenas, and other abandoned equipment were also removed.

Electrical Courtyard Improvements

ZMM Architects & Engineers assisted the General Services Division with a project to expand the electrical courtyard adjacent to Building 7, and simultaneously improve the electrical service entry to buildings 5, 6, and 7. This project required both historical (matching the existing granite panels), as well as very technical electrical engineering design considerations.

Door and Window Replacement

ZMM has assisted with two separate projects, one to replace the windows in Buildings 5 and 6, and the second to replace the doors at the entries to Buildings 5, 6, and 7. The window replacement included over 1,200 windows, as well as decorative extruded metal screen. These projects included building envelope and security considerations. The projects were designed and staged to minimize disturbance to the buildings’ occupants.

Caulk Replacement

ZMM provided design services to remove and replace all of the caulk located between the limestone and precast panels on the exterior of Buildings 5, 6, and 7. The project also included cleaning of the building’s exterior along with some repair work. The project was coordinated with the Capitol Building Commission.

Valve Replacement

ZMM assisted with a valve replacement project to isolate mechanical risers in Building 5 and 6. This technically intensive mechanical project gave the General Services Division greater control over the system, and helped to isolate various risers in the event of significant system failures in the future.

location
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
awards
2011 AIA Merit Award, West Virginia Chapter: Achievement in Architecture in Interiors for WV State Office Building 5, 10th Floor, Office of Technology