The John Marshall Law School, Veterans Legal Support Center and Clinic

Chicago, Illinois

The John Marshall Law School (JMLS) redeveloped this building in the epicenter of Chicago's South Loop Education Corridor as part of its commitment to accessible legal education in the Loop, a nucleus for community outreach, and the new home of the Veterans Legal Support Center and Clinic.

Street-level glazing showcases the school’s vibrant programs, ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONFEATURED IN2014 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYInterior Renovation a rich palette of interior finishes elevates the educational experience to that of a professional law firm setting befitting the stature of JMLS’s pedagogical mission as well as provides dignified office space for student’s professional interaction with veterans seeking legal assistance. A variety of conference and meeting venues with differing levels of visual transparency offers welcoming choices to veterans who may suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD). A seamless connection with adjacent buildings enables access for students and staff, while a separate street lobby provides clients a dignified and professional entrance.

Two vacant upper floors are earmarked for growth and additional clinics. The structure was enhanced to accommodate a future roof deck and pavilion overlooking Chicago’s federal office buildings.