“ . . . beautifully done . . . new front door done very well and tastefully . . . looks new but fits with the old architecture . . . going for LEED Platinum interesting for an old building . . . natural light in the right places . . . ”
Cornell Law School’s collegiate Gothic buildings are a gateway to the campus. The school’s campus presence was impressive, but offered no clear entry or welcome. Key classrooms were undersized, dispersed off winding corridors, technologically underserved, with little space for gathering or collaboration. The project focuses on optimizing site conditions and existing resources. The Academic Center represents an approach to campus and academic growth that illustrates how large-scale needs can be managed in a dense campus context. Space was created where no space existed, and important campus resources were never sacrificed. With the new classrooms, breakout space and café, the renovations and addition invigorate the school, providing a new social and academic core.
Ann Beha Architects; Trowbridge and Wolf; Gibble Norden Champion Brown; Altieri Sebor Wieber Consulting Engineers; Sullivan Code Group; T.G. Miller, P.C.; Haley & Aldrich; Simpson Gumpertz & Heger; Acentech; Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design; Atelier Ten; Fennessy Consulting Services (formerly with Davis Langdon (AECOM))