Griskelis Young Harrell – Architects | Northwestern School of Law Admissions Office

Northwestern School of Law Admissions Office

The Office of Admissions is the first point of contact, or “front door,” for all prospective students considering attending the School of Law.

Griskelis Young Harrell worked closely with the University to reposition the Office of Admissions in a prominent location, which had previously served as library stack space and was directly adjacent to the Lobby.  Originally, this important function was relegated to a discrete corner of the Rubloff Building Lobby, making it difficult to find; therefore, compromising its function.

A steel mezzanine structure was removed to create an airy space filled with natural light.  Frameless glass and wood paneled partitions were used to visually expand and elevate the perception of the office and to contrast with the exposed concrete structure.  A frameless glass portal was cut through an existing limestone wall to clearly announce the “front door.”