Project File: Law school improvements

Yeshiva University, New York City, has undergone $40 million in capital improvements. The recent renovation to the university's Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law includes the addition of a residence hall, several thousand square feet for a larger and improved library, offices and clinic spaces, a new and larger lobby, a moot court room, and a new ground-floor seminar room. Older classrooms have been renovated with new desks and chairs, and outlets for laptop use.

Each of the law school's 11 stories has received some sort of upgrade or expansion. Technological enhancements and new heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems have been added. The building's original neoclassical facade was restored, the lobby was expanded, a new seminar room was added, and the Jacob Burns Moot Court Room was designed and built.

The round wood and limestone-clad moot court room is the centerpiece of the 16,000-square-foot ground floor. This 250-seat room exceeds 4,000 feet — double the size of the law school's original moot court room.

The architects for this project are Davis Brody Bond (New York City) and Schuman Lichtenstein Claman Efron (New York City).

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