Utah State Capitol

Salt Lake City, UT

Designed by Richard K.A. Kletting and completed in 1916, the Utah State Capitol underwent a massive seismic retrofit that was completed in 2009.

EverGreene conservators conducted paint analysis, research, and testing before making recommendations. Once our recommendations were accepted, we began the conservation and restoration of the decorative painting at the state capitol to the very highest standard possible.

Overall, our scope of work included all of the decorative painting throughout the building, including in the main dome located 165‐ft above the floor. About 90% of the skydome mural was repainted to replicate the original, which included a flock of seagulls, representing the state bird. The two large metal lay lights adjacent to the dome in the atrium spaces measuring approximately 40 x 100’ were scraped, primed, and prepped for painting. There was extensive stenciling and hand painting.