Clayco Begins Renovation of Saint Louis University Law School

Clayco Begins Renovation of Saint Louis University Law School

Clayco Begins Renovation of Saint Louis University Law School

Joe and Loretta Scott Law Center to Feature Mock Courtroom and Rooftop Views of the Arch

ST. LOUIS (February 6, 2013) – Clayco, Inc. has begun work on the interior finish and renovations for Saint Louis University’s Joe and Loretta Scott Law Center at 100 N. Tucker Blvd. in downtown St. Louis. The 185,000-square-foot renovation project is expected to be complete by August 2013.

The future home of SLU’s School of Law previously served as a multi-tenant office building. When completed, the property will feature a two-level library, the John K. Pruellage Courtroom, the Anheuser-Busch Student Commons, classrooms, enclosed parking, an event space and a rooftop patio with views of the St. Louis Arch. The 11-story structure is adjacent to the Civil Courts Building downtown.

“Turning an office building into a top-notch law school is a big undertaking,” said Jared Hegeman, Project Executive. “However, this renovation will make the law school more cohesive and up-to-date. Plus, the location near the Civil Courts Building will hopefully provide constant motivation for law students looking out the window at what their future holds.”  

The move downtown is expected to strengthen SLU’s ties with St. Louis’ legal community and will offer law students new opportunities to enhance their educational experience. When completed, the Joe and Loretta Scott Law Center will feature multipurpose, technology-centric spaces that support how legal education is being taught today.

The building was originally constructed in 1965 and was built to accommodate additional structural levels. Clayco will add one additional floor, with the 12th story featuring high ceilings, opening space up for large classrooms, the student commons, the mock courtroom and a patio area.

Partners in this project include The Lawrence Group, KPFF Atlas Iron Works, Weaver Steel, Kaemmerlen Electric, Icon Mechanical, DeLuca Plumbing and Engineered Fire Protection.