School of Law
University of Akron
JMT Architects programmed and designed the 15,000 SF addition and 80,000 SF renovations for the University of Akron School of Law. The existing building is an agglomeration of 4 components constructed between 1970 and 1995. JMT recommended demolishing the oldest section which was not able to adapt to modern law school requirements. The replacement building provides an iconographic image for the school and contains a ceremonial moot court and two case study classrooms on the upper level. The adjacent building was totally re-clad and renovated to create a new entrance and central commons atrium accessed from a newly created landscaped courtyard which was formerly the building’s loading dock area. The entire existing building was renovated to create modern teaching, learning and work areas. The library was completely reconfigured to adapt to the changing role libraries play in the law school of the 21st Century. Architect-of-Record: Braun & Steidl Architects of Akron, Ohio.