The West Lawn of the State Capitol is one of the most visible and highly utilized public spaces in the state. Among the site improvements that Design Studios West was selected to plan and design are two unique granite and sandstone plazas; new stone walkways and steps connecting the plazas to Colfax and 14th Avenue; installation of historic lighting; and streetscape development on Colfax between Sherman and Lincoln. The State Capital design included coordination and site design for a highly successful public art installation of an ornamental wrought iron railing by artist Rafe Ropek.  DSW was selected by the State of Colorado to prepare design and construction documents for the $1.6 million site development.