LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 14, 2021) — The University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law has been recognized by the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)/AIA-CAE (American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education) in the category of Excellence in Architecture for Building Additions, Renovation or Adaptive Reuse for its building expansion and redesign.
The SCUP Excellence Award honors achievement in strategic, integrated planning that results in exemplary buildings and grounds, institutional success and careers that inspire.
The law building underwent a 26% expansion spanning 2017-2019, adding 11 new classrooms and 20 collaborative spaces. The original building opened in 1965 and underwent renovations in the 1970s, reflecting the style of the times. Highlights include a modernized 185-seat moot courtroom, an outdoor upper porch and adjacent spaces that foster collaboration throughout the law school community, and a new third floor including a roof terrace offering spectacular views of campus and additional group study space. All of these collaboration and group study spaces are critical to legal education.
The architects for the building project were Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates of NYC and Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects of Lexington. The construction manager for the project was Congleton-Hacker Co. of Lexington.