Thomas Jefferson School of Law
San Diego, California
Institutional | Education
Design Architect (Executive Architect Carrier Johnson)
180,000 sq ft 16, 725 sq m
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.