Saint Louis University, Joe and Loretta Scott Hall Law Center Renovation

St. Louis, Illinois

  • FIRM

    Lawrence Group


    Saint Louis University School of Law

  • AREA

    272,000 sq.ft.





A recent St. Louis University expansion into downtown St. Louis led to the renovation and expansion of a 1960s-era building. By repurposing the structure and the school itself, the project creates the most significant off-campus building in the university’s history.
Situated adjacent to the Civil Courts building, Scott Hall enables students to experience first-hand ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$118.00FEATURED IN2015 Educational Interiors ShowcaseINTERIOR CATEGORYInterior Renovation law practiced every day in downtown St. Louis in the Civil Courthouse and neighboring law firms’ offices.
This contemporary, student-centered facility builds on the university’s 200-year tradition and reflects the law school’s outstanding teaching, scholarship and service. Teaching spaces are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, designed for the classes of today as well as classes of the future. Common areas provide a generous amount of space to accommodate individual and group study.
The project includes space for clinics, classrooms, a library and a restaurant with outdoor seating. The addition of a 12th floor provides space for a 300-seat courtroom, a pavilion and an outdoor patio. Designed with iconic windows and dramatic blue lighting at night, the facility is a visual beacon in downtown St. Louis.