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Architects Conduct "Real Time" Design on Campus
Architects from SHW Group and ICON came to campus Tuesday, December 3 through Thursday, December 5 to gather input and conduct "real time" development of the design drawings for the Law School building addition and renovation.
The architect team presented some initial design concept schemes at a public Town Hall meeting on December 3, that served as the starting point for the design work they completed during their visit. If you would like to see the entire presentation, you can do so by viewing the recording of the Town Hall meeting.
The architects set up a temporary workspace in Carnegie Hall on Tuesday afternoon, and began to revise and refine the initial schemes/drawings presented at the Town Hall. The architects used onion skin paper to sketch out ideas presented by different groups and discussed the advantages and disadvantages of several concept ideas. They continued revising and refining for an additional two days with the benefit of critical input. The input came from a series of drop-in design planning workshop sessions with students, faculty, staff and others interested in the project.
"It's been fascinating to watch the architects brainstorm innovative solutions to design challenges in real time," said Rand. "The emerging design reflects the character of our law school—serving students and our curriculum, making the best and most efficient use of every space, and creating a professional educational environment."
The opportunity still exists to provide feedback and input to the design process. Law students, staff, and faculty should feel free to submit additional input through the Design Focus Teams; alumni and other friends of the School of Law are welcome to submit input by emailing Dean Kathryn Rand.
The architects returned home Friday after completing their input gathering and design work from this week's sessions. As any formal design drawings become available they will be posted on the Law School building project website.