Construction Facts

  • First physical expansion since the Sterling Law Building in 1931
  • Construction firm: A/Z Corporation
  • Design firm: Pirie Architects
  • Construction Start Date: Summer 2017
  • Construction Completion Date: September 2018

Baker Hall by the Numbers

  • 23,000 square feet of academic space
  • 51,000 square feet of residential space
  • 28,000 square feet for the Courtyard and gardens
  • The building adds 137,000 square feet to the Law School campus in total
  • There are 61 apartments, 111 bedrooms: 47 double occupancy, 11 single occupancy, and four oversized doubles
  • There are six, 12-25 person classrooms
  • There is one, two-tier 58-person lecture theater
  • There is a three-tier student lounge with soft seating, high tables, and vending machines
  • There are nine residential lounges and 13 quiet study workspaces located throughout the building

Baker Hall Sustainability Features

  • High-efficiency LED lighting
  • Occupancy and vacancy sensors
  • Hugo & Hoby furniture crafted from sustainably and locally sourced wood
  • Low-emitting materials to prevent off-gassing
  • All finished wood FSC certified
  • HVAC energy recovery ventilation units
  • Low–air flow control with chilled beam technology
  • Reflective paving and shading to prevent heat island effect
  • Water-efficient landscaping