University of Texas, John B. Connally Center for the Administration of Justice

Austin, Texas

  • FIRM

    3D/International, Inc.

  • CLIENT

    University of Texas System

  • AREA

    39,404 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $7,000,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    8/2000

The Connally Center addition to the University of Texas Law School is a four-story structure connected to the school’s Townes Hall by the Joseph D. Jamail Pavilion, a transparent two-story foyer. The design closely follows the existing building’s form, patterns and materials. Exterior building materials consist of granite base, limestone, limestone bands and cornices, ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$177.00FEATURED IN2001 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYMultipurpose Rooms windows and a clay-tile roof.

The main floor contains the building’s centerpiece, the Kraft W. Eidman Courtroom, complete with judge’s chambers and jury room. Students can take part in mock trials and moot-court activities in a real courtroom setting. The space also is available to Texas state and federal courts. The courtroom provides much-needed space for the state’s judicial system, and gives students the opportunity to study courtroom proceedings.

Five smaller courtrooms on the third floor are used for small-group teaching, demonstrations and practice. The first and the fourth floors house the Texas Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution and eight public-service clinics.