This comprehensive physical plan outlines the future development of Harvard Law School’s campus in Cambridge. Nineteen buildings, including several north of the main campus in the residential Agassiz neighborhood and one in Jamaica Plain, comprise the Law School. The plan addresses current and projected space shortages; appropriate sites for future new construction within the precinct of its existing campus were identified. Also addressed were: clarifying the overall spatial organization of the campus; creating a clear point of arrival, or “front door”; introducing the concept of a central social space, or “great hall,” that would serve as a natural focus for enhanced interaction among campus users; considering the University’s relations with the adjacent communities and creating models for development that addressed “town/gown” issues; and considering ways in which the new plan could address the issues of campus identity and memorability.
1,000,000 sq. ft.