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South Dakota Supreme Court Law Library

Client: Office of the State Engineer | Location: Pierre, SD

Date of Completion: 2017 | Area:

Renovations over the past half-century clouded the character and history of the South Dakota State Capitol Law Library. The Law Library restoration included historic light fixture replacement, restoration of original frieze, stenciling and decorative painting, new window coverings, and related mechanical and electrical upgrades.

Layers of paint were removed to uncover the names of Dakota Territory judges which were included in a decorative frieze encircling the room. The missing light fixtures were remade from a historical photo and supplemented with LED strip lights placed on top of each bookcase.

The project is a 2018 AIA South Dakota Honor award winner.