Nov. 2, 2022 — The University of Houston Law Center has debuted a photo feature book highlighting the new John M. O’Quinn Law Building and showcasing many of the spectacular spaces. Designed by the women-owned architecture firm, Shepley Bulfinch, the five-story, cantilevered facility has dedicated rooms for instruction, research, legal clinics, and events.
The building is the newest law school building in Texas and one of the newest in the nation.
“I am delighted to share these photos of the UH Law Center John M. O’Quinn Law Building. The Law Center is a top-tier law school with several nationally ranked programs. The new law building reflects the high caliber of our faculty, staff, alumni, and students,” said UH Law Center Dean Leonard M. Baynes.
At approximately 180,000 square feet, the all-above-ground facility includes a multi-level library, a meditation room, a courtroom, commuter showers with changing rooms, an outdoor terrace, student lounges, an advocacy skills lab, and an AI-enabled contactless convenience store.
“This ultramodern building is emblematic of the modernity of the city of Houston; its design provides a daily meditation to our community that the law looks forward to solutions to resolve societal problems,” said Baynes.
More than 400 donors, representing the geographical, gender, and racial/ethnic diversity of the alumni, contributed funds for the ultramodern nearly $93 million building. Additional monies came from a state appropriation and funding from the University of Houston.
“I am proud that our alumni stepped up with support and donations. The building rooms are named after several pioneering and successful alumni of each and every background. Every day as our students navigate these spaces, they engage in a silent discourse with their predecessors who say to them that when you come to the University of Houston Law Center, you can be successful no matter what your background,” added Baynes.
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