W&L Law Library

Washington & Lee University


Lewis Hall - Law Library

Engaged to develop a master plan for Washington and Lee's Lewis Hall, BCWH also designed a renovation of the School of Law Library. The library is the largest program in Lewis Hall which encompasses 38% of the entire building.

The School of Law Library allows multiple functions for learning, gathering and exchanging information. The renovated space provides a comfortable place to study a traditional book, but has a new focus on digital information with access to the most advanced technologies and infrastructures.

In addition to providing individual classical study carrels for law students, collaborative "communities" were developed in order to provide a shared learning and study environment. These communities include seminar rooms, small study rooms, informal seating areas and a variety of innovative tables and chairs. Small group study and seminar rooms are outfitted with new technology and white boards to enhance student interaction.