Schmid Law Library Renovation

library construction rendering.
In May 2021, work began on the $6 million renovation of the Marvin and Virginia Schmid Law Library. The project will provide new and rejuvenated spaces for our community.

On the main level, outdoor access to the courtyard is being added, stacks are being moved to allow for more open and collaborative study areas, one button technology suites for podcasting and digital learning will be constructed,  library faculty offices are being moved to bring librarians closer to students and patrons, and a new wellness space is being added for our students.

On the lower level, we are incredibly excited for a community area to host faculty talks, debates, and other discussions. We're also adding two new classrooms, additional study space, and connecting the new basement area to the existing student lounge. 

Anticipated Completion: Fall 2022

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Current Construction Status (7/12/21):
  • The week of 7/12 it will also be very loud as the construction crew expects to cut the first floor slab. We know from previous construction projects that this process will cause disruption.

Construction Photo of the Week

The main stairwell is being altered to allow for greater visibility into the lower level. This week, crews expanding the existing stairwell hole to accomodate the new design.

The main stairwell is being expanded and the hole for stairs leading into the basement is larger than before