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University of New Mexico Law School
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The University of New Mexico Law School addition is a 34,000 square foot extension to provide additional classrooms and moot courtrooms, professors, offices, an expanded administration area and a new legal clinic. The linear, west-facing site drove the design: the building has a north-south circulation spine and concrete fins on the west facade which result in north-facing glazing for sun control. The circulation spine is a daylit interior street which links the existing building to the new; the daylighting is achieved through caoted sloped glazing which provides light without increasing heat gain. The project creates a new identity and entry for the legal clinic, an important and unique part of education at UNM's Law School. A new main entry to the Law School controls circulation (all visitors must pass by the entry desk at the administration area), promotes wayfinding, provides a main elevator which links the three levels of the existing school and creates an image for the Law School.

University of New Mexico Law School
Robert Desiderio, Dean

Facility Planning: UNM Facility Planning
Architects: Mazria Inc.
Digital animation: Chord Architecture