A true testament to the process of collaboration, the restoration of the Utah State Capitol would not be the success that it is had it not been for the team’s dedicated efforts from the project’s earliest planning stages. The Beaux Arts influenced building is home to one of the finest collections of early 20th century architectural lighting.
The exterior of the 300-foot-tall dome is softly, but precisely, lit from the rooftop corners with 400W metal halide floodlights. Additional layers of illumination highlight the lower portion of the dome’s drum and portico of Corinthian capitals on the façade.
For the interior, luminaires were recreated using archival photographs as reference and working from the extant decorative castings. The team always gave thought to both the look of the fixture as well as the quality of light emanating from it. To address the vast array of luminaires and variable conditions, eight interchangeable, multilamp reflector assemblies were designed.