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University of Cincinnati will begin work on new home for its law school

Feb. 25, 2021
The university is converting a campus building that formerly housed its college of business.

The University of Cincinnati is ready to begin construction on a new home for its College of Law—a $45.6 million project that’s scheduled for completion in August 2022.

The Cincinnati Business Courier reports that the university is converting the former Lindner College of Business building to a state-of-the-art facility for the law school.

The six-story facility was built in 1986 to accommodate 1,800 students. After renovation, the 84,000-square-foot existing facility, plus additions, will provide additional space for the College of Law’s 406 students.

The facility will have upgraded classroom technology, expanded library facilities and centralized student services.

“This new building will exemplify the upward trajectory of our law school, a tangible reminder to embrace our next purpose,” says Verna Williams, dean of the law school. “Its design will meet the evolving, innovative needs of our students for years to come.”

The facility will feature enlarged classrooms with spaces carved out for faculty and students to gather and study; a 160-fixed seat auditorium to host community events; a law library; and office space for faculty and staff. Plans also call for retaining the building’s brick facade, but crews will replace its tinted windows with clear glass to allow for more natural light.

All of the building’s mechanical and electrical systems will be replaced, with the goal of receiving LEED certification.

The architects are Perkins & Will and BHDP. The construction manager is Skanska USA.

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