Law School Expansion & Remodeling

Universidad de Puerto Rico

Río Piedras

The original Law School Building was designed by Henry Klumb in the late fifties and constructed in the early sixties. The program required a substantial expansion of the library and the faculty offices area, and the construction of new facilities for the Legal Aid Clinic, in addition to updating the infrastructure while meeting applicable building codes.


Pursuing the organic growth of the original structure, the design led to the harmonious integration of the original building and the new structure. The new structures were attached to the original building, preserving the integrity of the whole while maintaining the original character of each unit. The building incorporated art as an integral part of the architecture by designing spaces tailored for specific existing artwork owned by the University.