North Dakota Governor's Residence

North Dakota Governor's Residence


State of North Dakota


13,700sf / $5M



Chris Hawley Architects


2019 Merit Award for Design (Unbuilt) - ASLA Nebraska Dakotas Chapter


North Dakota Governor's Residence

Bismarck, North Dakota


The new Governor’s Residence was designed to link with the historic Capitol Mall – as called for by the 1920 Morell and Nichols plan.

Our team collaborated with the architect to craft a series of interior and exterior spaces to accommodate a variety of public and state gatherings. The project included removal of the former residence and integrating symbolic components into the design of a new landscape that compliments the adjacent Capitol Grounds.

Key features of the design include a private terrace garden and lawn, vegetable and flower gardens, shaded woodland pathways and plantings, a Visitor’s Garden adjacent to the guest suite and first spouse’s office, a Prairie Rose Garden, an outdoor kitchen and a veranda with a fire pit feature. All spaces were designed in accordance with the Capitol Grounds Planning Commission policies.