NY State Capitol Skylights

Albany, NY


Project Type

Government Office Building / Historic Restoration



NYS Office of General Services (OGS)



Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH)


Project Scope

Starting in 2006, DGA collaborated with SGH and OGS on a $46.4 million project to rehabilitate the roof and replace skylights at the Assembly and Senate areas of the NY State Capitol Building complex. Scope areas included lobbies, corridors, offices, Tower Hall, conference rooms, restrooms, and stairs throughout the complex.From schematic design through current construction administration, tasks included lighting design criteria development, day-lighting studies, and mock-ups addressing historic character, as well as security, maintenance, budget, and sustainability for legislators and the general public. Skylights above staircases were restored to their original grandeur when originally built in the 1880s. In January 2012, the Assembly Skylight was unveiled. Project was completed in 2012.



2013 NYS Preservation League Award of Excellence in Historic Preservation

2013 NY Construction Best Public Building


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