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Cornell Law School Expansion & Renovation

Since the addition of the Jane Foster wing twenty-four years ago, the Law School has continued to grow steadily. Our faculty has expanded and will continue to expand, and we’ve added on average one new student per class since the Law School’s inception. We need classroom space, office space, and meeting and gathering space.

With the Cornell Law School Expansion Groundbreaking Ceremony on June 9, 2012, the Law School will begin a three-year expansion and renovation initiative to meet our needs for planned growth on a twenty-year horizon. The expansion and renovations project will create much-needed, “state-of-the-art,” interactive classroom space, break-out lobby and study space, a reinvigorated Purcell Courtyard, and a new entryway on College Avenue.

In concert with University architects, the Law School has partnered with Ann Beha Architects for this project, a firm that understands Cornell Law School and what we’re about – both our needs and our character, as well as our sense of community. Ann Beha is well known for melding traditional architecture with new additions and renovations.

It is time to break ground!

Site Plan at College Avenue and Purcell Court View of New Entry Along College Avenue New Entry at College Avenue New Entry at College Avenue Plan of New Entry (Lobby) Interior View of New Lobby Interior View of New Lobby View from Collegetown View from Collegetown View of Purcell Court from Upper Lawn View of Anabel Taylor Hall View of Classroom Addition View from Myron Taylor Hall Section Through Classroom Addition Detail of Facade at Purcell Court Detail of Facade at Purcell Court Birdseye View of Classroom Addition Interior Details (Classroom Breakout) View of Classroom Breakout Section View of Breakout Plan of Classroom Addition 70 Seat Classroom 70 Seat Classroom 170 Seat Auditorium 1 170 Seat Auditorium 2 170 Seat Auditorium 170 Seat Auditorium View of Classroom Addition