The dean of the Law School wanted the commons area to serve a dual purpose. He wanted it to be a place for people to hang out, to do formal presentations, or to host donor dinners and events. His vision for the lower level was a domain for students and student organizations. The Aikens Commons project was completed in September 2011 and resulted in a 13,350-square-foot stunning retreat for all!
On the surface, the project seems straightforward. However, the IDS team of architects and engineers know the true challenges of this $10-million addition live below the surface.