New Student-Faculty Center Brings Sunlight, Soup, and Shared Moments
Bathed in bright sunlight underneath a glass and steel roof, the Student-Faculty Center opened in August. The cavernous atrium quickly became the hub of Law School life and now pulsates with the busy daily rhythms of students and faculty. It brings the community together to share moments of quiet in the Caplin Reading Room, the louder camaraderie of Scott Commons, and gourmet coffee at the coffee bar. Students choose from a variety of breakfast and lunch dishes at the Sidley Austin Brown & Wood Café, and dine in the Class of 1950 Dining Room or-on a pretty day-on the Troutman Sanders Terrace or Class of 1977 Dining Terrace. Professors join their colleagues for lunch and conversation in the Stone Dining Room.
Said Bill Bergen, Assistant Dean of Administrative Services and construction project coordinator, "we are delighted with this, the final piece of the renovation and expansion of the Law Grounds. Students and faculty have taken to the Center as though it has been a part of our daily routine for years. This is the space graduates will want to see first when they return for a visit."