Monday, September 12, 2005

Board approves architect for law school expansion, renovation

Board approves architect for law school expansion, renovation
Friday, September 9, 2005

University Park, Pa. -- Moving forward on Penn State's plans for a two-campus Dickinson School of Law, the University's Board of Trustees today (Sept. 9) approved the appointment of Polshek Partnership of New York and Office for Planning and Architecture of Harrisburg, Pa., to design plans for the renovation and expansion of the current facilities at the law school's Carlisle campus and the construction of new facilities at University Park.

Gary C. Schultz, senior vice president for finance and business/treasurer of the university, explained plans for the expanded facilities at both campuses will include courtrooms, legislative hearing rooms, auditoriums, libraries, state-of-the-art classrooms, common spaces and exterior gathering spaces.

The original portion of Trickett Hall at the Carlisle campus will be renovated, along with the construction of a new building. The planned new facility at University Park will be located north of Park Avenue, adjacent to the Arboretum and in close proximity to the new Smeal College of Business Administration Building and Forest Resources Building.

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