Procedure for development and review of major works proposals.
The department and the state capitol committee will follow a procedure for reviewing and evaluating major works proposed for placement on state capitol grounds, with the advice and assistance of the capitol campus design advisory committee and the Washington state arts commission. As appropriate, the department may also consult with the office of archeology and historic preservation of the state department of community, trade and economic development, and with the department's state facilities accessibility advisory committee.
(1) The purpose of the procedure is to:
(a) Ensure that major works on state capitol grounds are carefully selected, designed, constructed and located to meet the criteria established in WAC 236-18-030
and address the guidelines provided in WAC 236-18-060
(b) Preserve open space as a complete, precious and protected landscape feature of the state capitol grounds that invites public recreation and participation;
(c) Preserve options for placement of works on state capitol grounds for future generations. To further this purpose the department and the SCC shall:
(i) Encourage those proposing commemorative works to consider alternatives to monuments, such as groves, gardens, sculpture, fountains, and the naming of existing campus features;
(ii) Strongly encourage groups with related or similar interests to combine their proposals;
(iii) Encourage proposing entities to consider temporary works, or to consider temporary placement on state capitol grounds of works to be permanently located at other sites;
(iv) Cooperate with local authorities to develop opportunities for proposed works of significance to Washington state citizens which may be located outside the west campus of the state capitol grounds but within the capital community of Olympia, Tumwater and Lacey;
(d) Provide instructions to guide proposing entities in developing successful major works proposals.
(2) The procedure for development and review of major works proposals will follow the steps below.
1. Proposing entity.
a) Submits a preliminary proposal to the director for the development and placement of a major work on state capitol grounds. The preliminary proposal must describe:
• The concept and subject matter;
• How the proposal meets the criteria in WAC 236-18-030
• Preconceived design and site considerations, if any, to include size of the work;
• A description of the kinds of activities the site and the work may need to accommodate (public gatherings or ceremonies, for example);
• Anticipated cost and planned source of funding.
b) Designates a single spokesperson for the proposing entity.
2. Department of general administration (GA).
a) Provides advice and assistance as needed in understanding and addressing the criteria in WAC 236-18-030
and makes available to proposing entities a copy of the master plan.
b) Reviews the preliminary proposal to determine if it meets the criteria in WAC 236-18-030
and should proceed to step three.
c) Informs the state capitol committee (SCC) of all proposals received and reviewed.
3. GA director and spokesperson for the proposing entity.
Provide an initial briefing to the members of the SCC on the preliminary proposal. The purpose of this briefing is to identify threshold issues or concerns with the proposing entity's concept, subject, or siting considerations. Capitol campus design advisory committee (CCDAC) members shall also receive initial briefings at this time.
a) Grants approval to proceed with site selection (step 5); or
b) Denies approval; or
c) Refers the proposal to the CCDAC for review and advice; and/or
d) Requests that the proposing entity reconsider aspects of their proposal.
5. Proposing entity.
Once preliminary proposal has been approved by the SCC, describes the conditions and characteristics of the proposed work that may affect its location, developing a set of criteria that describe a preferred setting and design. In the case of existing works, the criteria will relate only to the setting for the work.
a) Reviews appropriate subcampus plans to identify planned sites meeting the criteria developed by the proposing entity. GA will consult with the proposing entity, and may provide a campus tour, discuss possible locations, and point out any constraints or barriers to various locations.
b) Selects a short list of sites that best meet the criteria.
c) Establishes specific design and site development guidelines for each site. These specific guidelines describe in greater detail the opportunities or restrictions on design development that are unique to each site.
7. CCDAC and WSAC.
Review selected sites and the development guidelines established by GA. CCDAC and WSAC may meet together or separately. Either body may:
a) Recommend revisions to GA's site development guidelines; or
b) Recommend that the proposing entity reconsider aspects of their preliminary proposal; or
c) Offer recommendations for consideration by the SCC.
8. GA director and spokesperson for the proposing entity.
a) Brief the SCC on the sites and site development guidelines.
b) If the proposal is for a work yet to be selected or designed, the proposing entity also describes:
• The selection/design process to be used;
• Anticipated budget and source of funding; and
• Preconceived design considerations within the context of the proposed sites.
a) Grants site approval and, if the proposal is for placement of an existing work, authorizes the department to acquire the work; or
b) Requests further consideration by GA and CCDAC.
10. Proposing entity.
a) Once the site has been approved by the SCC, begins a process to design or select the work if the proposed work is yet to be selected or designed. This step may take several forms: A design competition; selection from a list of appropriate available works; selection of an artist or team which might include an artist, architect, or landscape architect who will design and produce a custom work. GA may provide assistance in this process. One representative of the department and one representative of the CCDAC shall be included in the proposing entity's selection process and final selection committee. The proposing entity is also encouraged to include a visual artist or other design professional as appropriate.
b) Selects final design proposal or proposes a completed work.
c) Submits a formal proposal to GA and the SCC that describes:
• How the proposal meets the criteria in WAC 236-18-030
• How the proposal considers and responds to the guidelines provided in WAC 236-18-060
• How the proposal addresses the administrative requirements of WAC 236-18-040
• Scale drawings or illustrations. A scale model may also be provided.
11. CCDAC, WSAC.
Review the formal proposal, meeting together or separately, and make recommendations to the director and to the SCC.
12. GA director and spokesperson for the proposing entity.
Present the formal proposal to the SCC for approval.
a) Grants final approval; or
b) Requests that the CCDAC, WSAC, and GA director continue to work with the proposing entity to redevelop the proposal.
c) May require future check points.
[Statutory Authority: 2011 c 43. WSR 11-23-093, recodified as § 200-230-080, filed 11/17/11, effective 11/17/11. Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.34
RCW. WSR 00-06-052, § 236-18-080, filed 2/28/00, effective 3/30/00. Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.34
RCW and 1997 c 149 § 140(3). WSR 98-01-112, § 236-18-080, filed 12/18/97, effective 1/18/98.]