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New business school redefines Xavier gateway

Monday, 25 January 2010

CINCINNATI, OH – As an article in the current issue of the Business Courier of Cincinnati notes, the building now under construction for Williams College of Business at Xavier will transform the school’s learning environment, but it won’t stop there. As part of the new Hoff Academic Quad (with Conaton Learning Commons), the project will provide the public face of Xavier, its towers flanking the newly defined entrance.

The school itself will immerse students in a business-rich environment that brings together not only students and faculty, but also Cincinnati’s business community, called the school’s “third stakeholder,” ...[more]

Campbell law school opening generates buzz

Friday, 11 September 2009

RALEIGH, NC – Campbell University opened the doors to the new home of the Wiggins School of Law today, giving Raleigh its first law school. The school had previously been located on the university campus in nearby Buies Creek.

Law School dean Melissa Essary and Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker welcomed students to the new school, which its13 classrooms, 175-seat auditorium and 25,000 square foot library. In addition, the Raleigh division of the North Carolina Business Court will be co-located with the school, giving students the opportunity for hands-on legal experience.

This is the latest law school designed by Shepley Bulfinch. Other current and recent law school clients include Duke University, Marquette University, ...[more]

University cites new law school as driver of soaring applications

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

RALEIGH, NC – Campbell University’s Wiggins School of Law is reporting an increase of 25 percent in applications for admission, a trend that the school attributes directly to its relocation this fall from the main campus to downtown Raleigh. “The excitement around Campbell Law’s relocation to Raleigh is palpable,” said Dean Melissa Essary. “The outpouring of interest in Campbell Law and our new location is testimony to the strength of our program and the desire of many promising lawyers to live, study, and work in this dynamic city.”

Campbell Law opens for classes in September. The new location offers an increase of 40 percent over its current home, with 13 classrooms, ...[more]

Duke Law School dedicates “world class facility”

Monday, 10 November 2008

DURHAM, NC – US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy was the keynote speaker at the dedication last week for Duke University Law School’s new Star Commons and newly renovated Goodson Law Library. Joining him on stage for the event were University President Richard Brodhead and Law School Dean David Levi.

More than 500 students, faculty, staff, and alumni filled the Commons for the event. In his remarks, Dean Levi noted, “We now have facilities that match the strength of our faculty and students. As spectacular as this building is, we are most proud of the community it symbolizes and the work it facilitates.”

The project, completed on time and under budget for ...[more]

Emory dedicates new Theology School; on track for LEED Silver

Thursday, 25 September 2008

ATLANTA, GA – Emory University’s new building for the Candler School of Theology and the Center for Ethics was dedicated today in a ceremony led by Ben Johnson, Chair of Emory’s Board of Trustees.

The new building establishes a cohesive architectural presence that respects the individual identities of the School of Theology and Center for Ethics. The School, with its pitched clay tile roofs, stucco facades, and marble trim helps to frame a gateway to Emory’s historic campus that echoes the University’s Tuscan vocabulary.

The first phase of a two-phase project, the building provides Candler with a 175-seat tiered lecture hall, a classroom designed to support distance learning, seminar-style classrooms, and a ...[more]

Marquette to "set new standard for law school design"

Friday, 19 September 2008

MILWAUKEE, WI – In an article published in today’s Business Journal of Milwaukee, Law School Dean Joseph Kearney described the new law school, Eckstein Hall, as a building that advances the unique role of the law school as an “intellectual commons and a space for the development of law and public policy”.

The unique integration of the law school library creates the sense of a “library without borders” by making it accessible from all levels of the school.

Ralph Jackson, Principal for Design, described Zilber Forum, the buidling’s four-story atrium, as its most stunning space and one designed to foster a collaborative learning environment.

Ground was broken for Eckstein Hall in May ...[more]

Marquette Law School building breaks ground May 22

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Milwaukee, WI – Marquette University will celebrate the groundbreaking of its new Law School building in a ceremony on May 22. The Board of Trustees gave final approval for the project on May 7.

“We recognize the importance the Law School has always had in educating lawyers of the highest skill and ethical caliber,” said Marquette president Rev. Robert A. Wild, SJ. “This new building will allow our first-rate faculty to deliver the very best in legal education to a new generation.”

The building will be named Eckstein Hall in honor of the $51 million donation from Raymond and Katherine Eckstein, an alumni couple. The 200,000 sf building will include two courtrooms, ...[more]

Campbell University selects Shepley for Law School project

Monday, 25 February 2008

RALEIGH, NC – Shepley Bulfinch has been selected as design architect for the Wiggins School of Law for Campbell University, in association with Small Kane of Raleigh. The $13 million project will relocate the Law School from the University’s main campus in Buies Creek, NC, to downtown Raleigh. Plans call for the complete renovation of a 107,000 sf building, including the development of a state-of-the-art law library, courtrooms, classrooms, common spaces, and gathering spaces. The redesigned law school is scheduled to open in August 2009.

Shepley Bulfinch has a wide range of law school design experience, including projects for Marquette and Georgetown Universities and the nation’s first LEED Gold law school ...[more]