The NC Legislative Building is home to the North Carolina General Assembly and is unique in that it is devoted solely to the legislative branch of state government.
The architect for the building was Edward Durrell Stone. Completed in January 1963 the building is classical in character. Rising from a broad 340-foot wide podium of North Carolina granite, the marble-faced building is encompassed by a colonnade of square columns reaching from the podium to the main roof of the second floor.
One of the special features of the Edward Durrell Stone building, originally completed in 1963, are the roof and rooftop terraces. Due to years of wear and tear the roof was due for a renovation. HagerSmith Design was a consultant to Rooftop Systems Engineers, a Division of Raymond Engineering of Georgia, on a more than $4M project to replace the existing roofing systems on the Building. The extensive effort involved not only recreating the original ornamental copper pyramidal roofs, but also taking up all of the granite slab-paved rooftop terraces, reworking the insulation and waterproofing, and re-installing the paving. Also in the scope of work was a complete renewal of the four large skylight planters, the perimeter roof planters, and a series of 4 x 4 ornamental cast concrete planters. Finally, plaster repairs were made to the ornate House Chamber, Rotunda, Auditorium ceilings and all were repainted.