LEGISLATIVE OFFICE BUILDING
Entrance from Capitol
The Legislative Office Building opened in 1988. It was designed by the architectural firm of Russell Gibson von Dohlen of Farmington. The structure is covered in rough and polished granite from Texas.
The five-story building was designed to complement, not replace or compete with, the Capitol. It is connected by a planted terrace that spans the I-84 ramp with a 500 foot concourse that runs below the highway for handicapped access and protection from the elements. A moving walkway runs through an underground tunnel connecting the LOB to the Capitol.
The first floor of the LOB includes hearing rooms and committee offices for Higher Education and Employment Advancement, and Executive and Legislative Nominations. There is also a cafeteria a small gift shop, and offices for the Connecticut Network (CT-N), which broadcasts many legislative sessions and public hearings throughout the year.
The second floor holds committee offices for Appropriations, Insurance and Real Estate, Human Services, Planning and Development, Government Administration and Elections, Judiciary, Transportation, and Banking. In addition, there are several hearing rooms where the public can watch and participate in the law-making process.
The third floor supports the Senate Offices of both parties along with offices for the General Law, Public Safety and Security, Finance, Revenue and Bonding, Labor and Public Employees, Energy and Technology, Public Health, Education, and Environment committees.
The fourth floor hosts most of the House members of both parties, and their staffs.
The fifth floor houses some of the General Assembly's nonpartisan staff offices including the Office of Legislative Management, the Office of Fiscal Analysis, the Office of Legislative Research, the Legislative Commissioners' Office, and the Legislative Library.