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Client
Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Location
San Diego, CA

Value
$68.25M

Completion
2011

Sectors
Education

Services
Design Architect (Executive Architect: Carrier Johnson)

Size
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 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 on diversity and technology.

The building includes classrooms, learning centres, a moot court room, recording studios, conference rooms, a 32,500 square foot Law Library, Law Clinic, faculty and administrative offices, student services, student 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 such as 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 seamless integration into the existing neighbourhood.

The building is LEED Gold certified.

Award Winner

Excellence in Structural Engineering Award
Orchid Award for Landscape Architecture
Orchid Award for Programming & Planning
Crystal Achievement Award - Most Innovative Hardware
Outstanding Award in Structural Engineering
Sustainable Communities Champions Award
Outstanding Award, Glass Magazine