As part of Elon University’s plan to enhance academic excellence, the former Greensboro Public Library building has been transformed to accommodate the university’s new law school.
Spatial and organizational clarity is achieved by vertically layering teaching facilities and visually connecting floors. Focused on the moot court and enlivened by the circular ASSOCIATED FIRMJ. Hyatt HammondCOST PER SQ FT$80.88FEATURED IN2007 Architectural Portfolio balcony, the entrance lobby has main stairs leading to the law library below and, via the preserved circular stair of the public library, to classrooms above. In addition to the court, the first floor has the dean’s suite, faculty offices and a tiered classroom. The second floor is the primary teaching floor with three interactive classrooms, seminar rooms, faculty offices, lockers and student commons. It also provides a breakout and event space with a coffee bar and adjacent television room.
The entrance to the 80,000-volume law library, on the second level, is adjacent to the circulation and information desks. Here, the patron has a view to the first floor below and access to the internal communicating stair leading to that floor’s reading area and collections.