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Posted July 26, 2002

Student-Faculty Center Nears Completion

The long-awaited Student-Faculty Center is expected to open in August; the Sidley Austin Brown & Wood Café is scheduled to open Aug. 19, with food services beginning August 21. The $6 million addition to Hunton & Williams Hall includes a large entry lobby, the Class of 1950 and Philip M. Stone dining rooms, and the Caplin Reading Room, which will serve as a student study lounge. A large central space, named "the Scott Commons" in honor of former Dean Robert E. Scott, will act as a "town square" where people meet on their way to dine, get a cup of coffee, or check their mail.

Student-Faculty Center's south façade
The Student-Faculty Center's south façade opens onto a brick patio and Spies Garden.
east front
The east front's tall windows separate the Class of 1950 Dining Room inside, which will seat about 100, from the Class of 1977 Terrace, above and below, which seats about 70.
Class of 1977 Terrace
dining terrace
This full perspective of the Class of 1977 Dining Terrace shows the trellis (right), which will support a climbing vine, distinctive bluestone pavers, and planters for flowering shrubs and ground cover.
Class of 1950 Dining Room
The Class of 1950 Dining Room.
The Philip M. Stone Dining Room
The Philip M. Stone Dining Room.
Scott Commons
This view, from the south end of the Scott Commons, shows what promises to be the most memorable space on Law Grounds. The sky-lit space measures 23 feet tall, by 26 feet wide, and 68 feet long, and features cherry-clad columns and pilasters, two large wall clocks—gift of the Class of 1998—and an oak floor.
Caplin Reading Room
The Caplin Reading Room, a student study lounge.
Lobby
The lobby outside the Scott Commons at the entrance to the Center, above and below.
Lobby
Sidley Austin Brown & Wood Café
The law school community will be able to enjoy gourmet soups, fresh-baked bread, and entrées such as Pork Tenderloin Parmesan and Blackened Salmon Fillet at the Sidley Austin Brown & Wood Café.
Sidley Austin Brown & Wood Café coffee bar
The Sidley Austin Brown & Wood Café's coffee bar will feature Greenberry's coffee.

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