College of Law Construction Update
Through the Building Justice Project, the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law is constructing its first new law school building in 50 years. The new facility will allow us to build on our tradition of excellence and innovation and improve dramatically our ability to educate lawyers and leaders for the 21st century; to produce cutting edge scholarship to address the most critical issues facing the state of Utah, the nation, and the world; and to provide important service to our community. Read more »
Please pardon our dust, but the inconvenience will be worth it. We will soon have an cutting-edge building designed to facilitate new approaches to legal education based on more hands-on learning and skills training. The building is also designed to achieve LEED platinum certification, the highest designation using Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards, and to maximize accessibility to the building and the adjacent parts of campus.
December 5, 2013 – The construction crane is on site and steel work will begin this week, starting with 53-foot vertical columns. The steel structure work will move quickly, so take an opportunity to check the webcam often.
No additional parking lot closures or configuration changes are expected until June 2014. In addition to the lot east of the College, parking is also available in the Rice-Eccles Stadium lot, and thirty-minute parking is available at the curb on University Street in front of the College. Please view the pedestrian access map »
For disability access information, call 801-581-8365
Detailed listing of impacts and contact information, please see:
- Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action: Staff, faculty and public disability access »
- Disability Services: Student disability access »
- University of Utah Facilities Management: Project description and contact information »
- BigD construction information and updates »
- Campus-wide construction impacts map »
- University of Utah Commuter Services: Parking information »
- Utah Transit Authority: Public transportation disruptions call 801 RIDE UTA (743-3882) »
- VCBO Architecture project information »
Live construction cam
October 17, 2013 – The east walls of the cooling water tank have been built and the excavations are being back-filled. This will allow access and re-routing of the existing storm drain line that runs through the center of the site. Construction continues on the water tank, elevator shafts, utilities and initial foundation of the building. The large construction crane is expected to be on site November 18.
October 2, 2013 – The large base of the water tank and storm drain on University Street, both requiring night work, have been completed. Construction continues on the water tank, elevator shafts and initial foundation of the building. Work on site will increase in the coming weeks. No additional parking lot closures or configuration changes are expected until June 2014.
September 23, 2013 – Parking lot construction has completed and the lots east of the College of Law are open. Parking is also available in the Rice-Eccles Stadium parking lot, and Thirty-minute parking is available at the curb on University Street in front of the College.
August 26, 2013 – Rerouting of utilities is nearly complete and Big-D crews are preparing to pour the initial building footings and water tank for the new College of Law. The upper parking (03) lot is now open, and the parking area in front of Pioneer Theatre Company will be open September 13. Parking is also available in the Rice-Eccles Stadium parking lot, and Thirty-minute parking is available at the curb on University Street in front of the College. Please view the pedestrian access map »
As part of a campus project unrelated to the College of Law, crews have begun excavating portions of the sidewalk immediately west and south of the Thatcher Chemistry Building.
August 29, 2013 – The College of Law parking lots east of the building WILL BE CLOSED LABOR DAY WEEKEND for repaving. Closure is from 5:00 p.m. Friday August 30 to 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 6.
July 29, 2013 – Rerouting of utilities and reworking of the parking lots east of the College of Law continues and is on schedule. A majority of the parking will be open for the start of Fall 2013 classes. The demolition of Carlson Hall has begun and continues through August 2. Building debris will be removed from the site in August, finishing prior to the start of classes. Parking is available in the Rice-Eccles Stadium parking lot. Thirty-minute parking is available at the curb on University Street in front of the College.
May 30, 2013 – Beginning June 3, a portion of the parking lot directly southeast of the College of Law will be closed for the summer. Parking is available in the Rice-Eccles Stadium parking lot. Thirty-minute parking is available at the curb on University Street in front of the College. A majority of the College of Law parking lot is scheduled to reopen August 2013.