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Cannon Renewal Project

Cannon Renewal Project

Cannon House Office Building

 

Early planning for a top-to-bottom renewal of the Cannon House Office Building is underway.

The Cannon House Office Building is the oldest Congressional office building outside of the U.S. Capitol Building. When completed in 1908, the building contained many building facilities modern for their time, including forced-air ventilation systems, steam heat, individual lavatories with hot and cold running water and ice water, telephones, and electricity. Originally there were 397 offices and 14 committee rooms in the Cannon Building; the 1932 remodeling resulted in 85 two- or three-room suites, 10 single rooms, and 23 committee rooms.

Due to its advanced age, the House of Representatives is in the early planning stages for a top-to-bottom renewal of the Cannon Building. The Architect of the Capitol assembled a team of in-house experts and consultants who are working with House leaders to define key aspects of the project. This effort better defined the estimated costs, scope of work, and potential timeline for the work.

The AOC is currently working with its Construction Manager as Agent (CMa), Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc) and Architect/Engineer consultants on the design process and construction logistics planning.

Construction for the Cannon Renewal Project is scheduled to start in 2015. The initial phase of the project will focus on upgrades to the building-wide utilities and infrastructure, primarily on the basement level. The first Member Office lottery to be impacted will be November 2016. Beginning in 2017, the project will then renew one entire wing of the Cannon building every two years. The west wing (New Jersey Avenue) is scheduled to be renewed first, followed by the north wing, east wing and concluding with the south wing.

Final work on the renewal is currently planned to be completed in 2025.