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Cornell Law School Expansion - Phase I

Project Info

Name: Law School Expansion & Renovation - Phase I

Client: Cornell University Law School 

Location: Ithaca, New York

Project Summary

Welliver recently completed the management of phase one of Cornell Law School's expansion and renovation project. The project, which will be completed over three phases, was commissioned in order to expand the law school and create new space for the school's current enrollment, as well as its projected growth in the future. The first phase of construction entailed the Purcell Courtyard being removed, under which a new underground facility was built adjacent to the existing Myron Taylor Hall, followed by the rebuild of the courtyard above. The addition features a new entry and lobby, two additional state-of-the-art classrooms, a 170-seat lecture hall and auditorium, faculty offices, court rooms, and common spaces for gatherings and collaboration. The first phase of the project is designed to achieve LEED Gold certification. 


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Extensive phasing, logistics and shoring plans had to be developed for such a high profile project on one of the college’s busiest streets.


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