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Thomas Jefferson School of Law

San Diego, California



Institutional | Education

Design Architect (Executive Architect Carrier Johnson)

180,000 sq ft   16, 725 sq m

Project Description

The Thomas Jefferson School of Law is an award winning state of the art building located in the East Village District of downtown San Diego. The 180,000 sf eight-storey Law School is designed to accommodate over 900 full time and 100 part time students, 150 faculty and 50 staff and boasts a worldwide focus of diversity and studying abroad for technology. The building includes classrooms, learning centers, a moot court room, recording studios, conference rooms, a 32,500 sf Law Library, Law Clinic, faculty and administrative offices, student services, student organizations, and lounge, and at grade retail space. The design is based on a concept of shared learning between students, faculty and staff which results in a strong emphasis on student social spaces and interaction with the faculty and staff. Technological design considerations like way-finding and booking screens, Wi-Fi and wired connections in all school areas, remote learning, and exterior deck technology provide a highly evolved learning environment. The building’s concept of inside and outside spaces fusing together has won numerous design awards for its seemeless integration into an older and denser neighborhood.