A major goal for the campaign is to create a learning environment for 21st century legal education through the Law School’s building expansion and renovation project.
The project will meet the Law School’s great need for more and different kinds of spaces to complement our beautiful Law Quadrangle, which can no longer support the variety and size of our extensive programs.
We are planning to build a new 100,000-square-foot academic building across Monroe Street south of the Quad, which will house classrooms, the legal clinics, student services, multi-purpose spaces, and faculty and staff offices. A new 16,000-square-foot Law School Commons will be built adjacent to Hutchins Hall on the southeast side and will provide study and gathering space for the entire Law School community. The cost for these two project components, in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars, is $99 million; the project also includes the design and installation of a suitable replacement for the metal siding on the Legal Research Building, at a cost of $3 million.
Our architects are Hartman-Cox Architects of Washington, D.C., who have extensive experience with Collegiate Gothic architecture, and Integrated Design Solutions of Troy Michigan. Currently the architects are working on schematic designs for the project.
Private gifts are essential to the project’s success. Fundraising is ongoing. If you would like to make a gift to the building expansion and renovation project, or if you are interested in learning more about the project, email Bev Royal at email@example.com or call (734) 615-4505.