Client:Department of Management Services
Location :Tallahassee, FL
Budget :$52,282,980
Architect :Hoy+Stark Architects
Completion :February 2021

Department of Management Services Florida House & Senate Garage Repairs

Florida’s Capitol Complex, located in Tallahassee, FL, includes a 22-story executive tower with domed House and Senate chambers. The Historic Capitol, built in 1902, is directly in front of the tower to the east, with the House and Senate chambers to its north and south.  In addition, there are three separate parking garages located underground on the complex and three state parks on the grounds of the Capitol Complex.

The New York firm of Edward Durell Stone & Associates designed the Capitol Complex in cooperation with Reynolds, Smith and Hill of Jacksonville. The first phase of the new Capitol Complex started in June 1970 with site preparation of the House and Senate’s five-story office buildings. These buildings were designed to provide legislative committee rooms and member offices.

Ajax and Hoy+Stark Architects were hired by DMS to renovate and provide upgrades to the Senate and House of Representative parking garages and also the State Parks above the garages. Read more in this article from the Tallahassee Democrat


CURRENT STATUS (as of 10/4/19)

During September, waterproofing on the lower deck and South wall face continued with 90% of the lower deck complete. The staircase builds on the lower deck continued and will be done during the beginning of October. Electrical and drainage rough ins were completed on the upper deck along with the first half of granite screenings. Electrical and drainage rough ins are began on the lower deck and will follow into next month. The first row of tieback anchor installation has been installed along the Monroe Street retaining wall and the first half of Jefferson. The tiebacks will continue down Jefferson and on the West side in October. The excavation will then lower five to seven more feet for the additional lagging and second row of tiebacks. On the interior of the garage, the main sprinkler water lines have been installed on the first level. Installation of new LED lighting is ongoing. New supply and exhaust fans are beginning to be installed as the existing fans gets removed.