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Governor's Mansion

Governor’s Mansion

Richmond, Virginia (circa 1813)

This project included structural investigation and analysis of the oldest continuously lived-in Governor’s Mansion in the United States.  The mansion is both a Virginia and National Historic Landmark.  A study of the building was required in order to establish allowable live loads for public events.  Investigation included destructive demolition through finishes in order to establish member sizes and spacing. We also provided contract documents for renovations to the Governor’s Mansion. The phases of the Mansion Restoration included renovation of the four-story Main House, the two-story cottage adjacent to the Main House, the two-story Carriage House to the west of the Main House, and the addition of a new monumental entrance gate to the complex.  This project was featured as a miniseries by Bob Villa on “This Old House” show on PBS.