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INTRO : The Georgia State University College of Law is an urban law-school located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.

Founded in 1982, it is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

The new Georgia State University College of Law building located at 85 Park Place in downtown Atlanta.
In addition to the Juris Doctor degree, the college offers joint degree programs with other colleges at Georgia State University.

HISTORY : As far back as the early 1970s, Georgia legislators and academic leaders debated establishing a new law school. The Georgia State University
College of Law finally was sanctioned by the state’s Board of Regents in 1981 and Ben F. Johnson became its first dean.
Location: 85 Park Pl NE / Atlanta / Georgia
Completion Date: 07/01/2015
Owner : Georgia State University
Builder: McCarthy Building Companies
Builder Address: / 404-557-1220
Architects Involved: Smith Group JRR; Design Architect / Interior Architecture

LAW COLLEGE : The Georgia State College of Law, 4.7 Acres new building
occupies an extremely prominent site in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Primary objectives for the project included supplying much needed classrooms
 The project’s primary objectives were to advance learning, create a close sense of and state-of-the-art learning space. The College of Law Building was designed for
community for students, faculty and staff, and leverage opportunities inherent to it’s collaboration, content sharing and group learning. It quickly has become the heart
dynamic urban context.
 The building is designed in a complete contemporary architectural style of Georgia State University and a gathering place for both internal and external
 The materials used for this building are mainly glass and steel. communities.
 The use of glass in façade to allow the natural light into the building promotes Stevens & Wilkinson’s project team conceptualized and executed the design
sustainability .
development for the exterior skin of the building as well as implemented the
architecture and engineering to provide large assembly spaces, including a 230-
seat moot courtroom and auditorium; an international arbitration center; and a
200-seat flexible-use conference center. The firm’s plan also involved large
classrooms and seminar rooms designed to seat a variety of class sizes, ranging
from 25 to 90 seats.

This was a collaborative effort with Design Architect, SmithGroupJJR, along with the design-
partner Harris+Smith and McCarthy Building Companies. The project team collaborated to
design and deliver a leading-edge building of individual and joint learning that also offers
students, faculty and staff all the customary amenities necessary for institutional excellence.