Thursday, June 7, 2018

Baker Hall Construction On Schedule For August Opening

Photo of construction at Baker Hall in May 2018

Construction crews have been working around the clock on the Robert C. and Christina Baker Hall, Yale Law School’s new academic, social, and residential hub, slated for completion in mid-August 2018.

The Law School began construction in 2017 to transform the building formerly known as 100 Tower Parkway. The project will add more than 137,000 square feet to the School’s campus, the first physical expansion since the completion of the iconic Sterling Law Building in 1931.

Construction firm A/Z Corporation has finished much of the exterior work on the building, including new windows, gutters, and restored roofing. In the courtyard, concrete has been poured for the walkways and the “upper terrace” area that will feature tables and chairs for students to gather.

Inside the building, the residential spaces on the second and third floor are nearing completion. According to Bryan D’Orlando, construction project manager at Yale, 95 percent of the third floor is finished and awaiting final inspections. Baker Hall will feature 111 beds spread out through 47 double-occupancy rooms, 11 single-occupancy rooms, and four oversized doubles. Both residential floors will feature multiple quiet study spaces and lounge areas.

On the first floor, academic and social spaces are starting to take shape. The ceiling of the two-story lecture hall, which will hold nearly 60 people, is now being framed with wood, while slate flooring is being installed throughout the ground level. Work also continues on six additional classrooms, which will hold 12 to 25 students, and the three-tiered student center.

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