Historic Renovation

The John Sevier State Office Building was originally completed in 1940 and consists of a 10 story, Art Deco style structure made of concrete, steel, brick, and a limestone façade. The building houses the offices for the Attorney General for the State of Tennessee and a Tennessee Highway Patrol Command Center. Hardaway Construction undertook the complete renovation of the building which includes restoration of all historic elements of the building, and complete replacement of all building systems. The historic elements being restored include: cleaning, patching and re-pointing the entire exterior limestone façade; restoration of two historic Lobby painted murals; cleaning, patching and re-grouting of marble wall panels; cleaning of terrazzo floors; replication of original decorative painting; light fixture metals cleaning and upgrades to lighting components; refinishing and repairs to original wood trims, doors and wood wall panelling; decorative metals cleaning; door hardware cleaning and repairs; cleaning and repairs at four pairs of bronze night doors and associated medallions and grillwork; modernization of three existing elevators with the addition of one additional elevator; replacement of Crab Orchard stone pavers at the main Plaza with new drainage system; paint stripping, repairs and new painting of all exterior steel windows including new glass panes with cleaned & repaired window hardware. Non-historic elements of the project include removal of all interior walls, ceilings and flooring with new metal stud and gypsum board partitions throughout. New modern finishes in all non-historic spaces including painted walls & ceilings, carpet tiles, wood flooring, luxury vinyl flooring, ceramic tile, plastic laminate casework with solid surface and quartz countertops. New storefront entrances at rear lobby. Tear-off and complete replacement of the roof system. Structural upgrades to portions of the building to accept new loads at a garden roof and a new conference rooms space on the high roof area. Complete demolition and replacement of all HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire suppression, and Telecommunication systems. New water lines for fire, domestic and irrigation services. New underground sanitary sewer and roof drain storm sewer lines. New steam and chilled water supply/return systems inside the building fed from city-provided services.
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