Cornell University

Cornell Law School - Hughes Hall

Ithaca, NY

Project Details

Hughes Hall Renovation

With the renovation of Cornell Law School’s Hughes Hall, KSS has transformed the circulation and entry sequence to enhance wayfinding. By organizing student and academic programs into a cohesive series of welcoming spaces, the renovation reinforces the Law School’s mission and acknowledges its historic heritage and character all while meeting the needs of faculty and various departments. 

Transparent materials and natural lighting  help define the spaces and shift opportunities for gathering and informal exchange toward corridors and stairs. A stronger entryway and portico have created celebrated transition space that solidifies identity and improves comfort. 

Offices for Student Affairs, Alumni Affairs, and Admission/Financial Aid are designed to maximize visibility. In addition, the creation of a multi-functional event space build fellowship in the Law School. 

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