Virginia Architect Will Represent Historic Richmond Foundation
Rob Comet, AIA, a principal with Quinn Evans Architects, has been appointed by the Virginia House of Delegates to serve a three-year term on the Capitol Square Preservation Council. This is Comet’s second time serving on the council; he was also a member of the founding group that began serving in 2000. He is representing the Historic Richmond Foundation, of which he is also a board member.
Created by the Virginia General Assembly in 1999, the Capitol Square Preservation Council consists of 13 individuals with expertise in art, architecture, landscape architecture, history, preservation, and administration. The Secretary of Administration, Clerk of the House of Delegates, and Clerk of the Senate serve as ex-officio members. The council is charged with the planning and review of projects that affect the State Capitol, its historic artifacts, other historic buildings on or adjacent to Capitol Square, and the landscape and archaeological features of Capitol Square.
The assemblage of historic and cultural resources within the legally defined boundaries of Capitol Square include more than a dozen distinguished historic buildings, many listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Three are also designated as National Historic Landmarks, the nation’s highest level of recognition: the Virginia State Capitol, Old City Hall, and the Executive Mansion. Recently, the Capitol itself was formally enshrined on the tentative list of World Heritage Sites for its outstanding universal significance.
Virginia State Capitol Additions & Renovations
Rob Comet AIA was the Associate Architect