PUBLISHED:April 18, 2014

Renovations to Duke Law building to begin week of April 21

Summer renovations will convert room 3000 (the Burdman Lounge) into a workshop and conference facility that will also be available for small classes and room 4000 (the Braxton Craven Room) into a mid-sized classroom.

Light demolition is scheduled to begin in 3000 the week of April 21. Work in 4000, which is closer to study areas in Goodson Library, will not begin until exams are finished.

Both projects are expected to be completed by mid-August in time for the beginning of the fall semester.

“We are excited about the new conference and teaching spaces to come,” said Richard A. Danner, Archibald C. and Frances Fulk Rufty Research Professor of Law and Senior Associate Dean, Information Services. “Like our past classroom projects, this is an aggressive schedule that will require the contractors to work diligently on the project.”  

When the work starts, the levels 3 and 4 corridors between the faculty wing and the library will be closed and will be part of the construction area, Danner said. The corridors will be removed as part of the renovations in order to enlarge the rooms.

“While there will be some modest noise disruptions during the 15-week schedule in this part of the building, our contractors have staged the projects to minimize disruption as much as possible, particularly during the exam period,” he added. “We will all be attentive to any noise issues that might arise.”