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PDFWAC 200-230-090

Standards for minor works on state capitol grounds.

The requirements of WAC 236-18-040 and the guidelines established in WAC 236-18-060 and 236-18-070 shall apply for design and placement of minor works to the extent applicable, as determined by the director on a case-by-case basis. Minor works may include small artistic works and sculptural elements.
Plaques. Historic markers describing a memorialized person, historic place or event, or plaques describing a work or identifying significant natural features shall be fabricated to meet the following standards:
(1) Material - Cast bronze.
(2) Letter style - Bookman.
(3) Border style - Single line edge.
(4) Background texture - Pebble.
(5) Finish - Bronze satin face and edges, natural colored background, semi-gloss polyurethane finish.
(6) Size - No larger than two hundred sixteen square inches (approximately 12" x 18"), no smaller than eighty square inches (approximately 8" x 10").
(7) Mounting - Plaques shall be mounted on a concrete or cut stone base with a tilted face 12" or less above grade, to be determined by location of the plaque.
Living memorials. Living memorials consist of trees, shrubs, gardens, or other plantings to commemorate an individual or event. When proposing the placement of a living memorial on state capitol grounds the life expectancy of the memorial and the cost of maintenance shall be considered by the proposing entity. Selection of plant types shall be coordinated with the department for compatibility with landscape plans and existing plantings. The department shall encourage the replacement of existing, aging, or ill trees and shrubs in lieu of new plantings. When a living memorial dies, it will not be automatically replanted. Living memorials dedicated to individuals will not be permanently marked. The department will maintain records of all living memorial plantings.
Fixtures and furnishings. Benches and other campus furnishings shall comply with Washington state capitol campus exterior furnishings and fixtures design guidelines. These guidelines are available from the department.
[Statutory Authority: 2011 c 43. WSR 11-23-093, recodified as § 200-230-090, filed 11/17/11, effective 11/17/11. Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.34, 43.19 RCW and 1997 c 149 § 140(3). WSR 98-01-112, § 236-18-090, filed 12/18/97, effective 1/18/98.]
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