Graphic: Proposed north entrance to new law school building, and thumbnails of floorplans.

Ideal Place: Architect Concepts

Washburn Law engaged an archtect to develop preliminary concepts for a new law school building. The images below show some of the proposed spaces in the building (subject to change).

North entrance.
The new facility will anchor the southeast corner of the campus at 21st and Washburn (former location of married student housing). The three-level building will both complement existing campus architecture and create a modern-day learning environment that aligns with the needs of the school and University.
Graphic: Architect rendering of north entrance to proposed new Washburn Law building.

North entrance patio.
Graphic: Architect rendering of patio at north entrance of proposed new Washburn Law building.

Main floor common area (looking north toward entrance).
The north entrance opens into the central commons and atrium. This space can also serve as a location for special events, banquets, etc.
Graphic: Architect rendering of courtroom foyer, looking north, in proposed new Washburn Law building.

Main floor common area (looking south toward law library).
Openness and natural light provide a visual transparency and physical connection from the main lobby to the rest of the building.
Graphic: Architect rendering of courtroom foyer, looking south, in proposed new Washburn Law building.

Courtroom interior.
The appellate courtroom has the flexibility to be used as symposium and classroom space for up to 170 people.
Graphic: Architect rendering of courtroom interior in proposed new Washburn Law building.

Large classroom.
Diverse classroom sizes and configurations accommodate a variety of teaching styles with smaller seminar rooms that hold 20 people, lecture halls for 75 to 100 people, and spaces for larger groups.
Graphic: Architect rendering of classroom in proposed new Washburn Law building.

Law Library entrance.
The Law Library is three floors with ample natural light and views to the outside. The library is transparent and connected to the rest of the building, reflecting a 21st century academic environment with much needed additional study areas for students. These areas include individual study carrels, comfortable tables and chairs, flexible collaborative spaces, casual seating, and group study rooms.
Graphic: Architect rendering of law library entrance in proposed new Washburn Law building.

Law Library service area.
Graphic: Architect rendering of law library service area in proposed new Washburn Law building.

Lower level common area.
The student commons is at the heart of the design and promotes a strong sense of community.
Graphic: Architect rendering of first floor common area in proposed new Washburn Law building.

South facade.
Graphic: Architect rendering of south facade of proposed new Washburn Law building.

Proposed location of new building (northwest corner of Washburn Avenue and 21st Street).
Map: Proposed location of Washburn Law new building at the northwest corner of Washburn Avenue and 21 Street.

Watch animated walk-through of proposed new building.


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Photograph: Patrick Mikesic.
Patrick Mikesic
Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations, School of Law
pmikesic@wualumni.org
(785) 670-1869

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Karla Whitaker
Development Director, School of Law
kwhitaker@wualumni.org
(785) 670-2781

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Photograph: Kent and Karen Smith.

Kent Smith: Honoring fellow alumnus Delmas Hill with gift to building campaign.