University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law

Renovation of University of Kentucky law school building receives award

July 16, 2021
The Society for College and University Planning Excellence Award honors planning that results in exemplary buildings and grounds.

The Society for College and University (SCUP) and the American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education has awarded the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law in Lexington, Ky., with the Excellence Award.

The SCUP Excellence Award honors achievement in strategic, integrated planning that results in exemplary buildings and grounds, institutional success and careers that inspire.

The law building was in the category of Excellence in Architecture for building additions, renovation or adaptive reuse for building expansions and redesigns. 

The facility underwent an expansion, spanning 2017 to 2019, that added 11 classrooms and 20 collaborative spaces. The building opened in 1965 and underwent renovations in the 1970's, the university says.

The updated building also includes a modernized 185-seat moot courtroom, an outdoor upper porch and adjacent spaces that enable collaboration throughout the law school community, and a new third floor including a roof terrace with an additional group study space. 

The architects for the project are Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects. The construction manager is Congleton-Hacker Company.

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