BYU LAW COURTROOM
PROVO, UT: J. REUBEN CLARK COURTROOM REMODEL
Owner: Brigham Young University
Architect: Arch Nexus
Contract Value: Confidential
Size: 12,000 SF
The courtroom in the Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law Building was originally built in 1973. With changing needs and styles, BYU decided to remodel the courtroom. Zwick completed the remodel first by totally gutting the space down to the concrete. Since the room is fashioned in a courtroom-style, we had to repour the tier structure using a geofoam system. Additionally, the new designs included a skyline, so the ceiling was also replaced. This required the team to be mindful of the weather so as to not let any precipitation into the building.
The seven-month project took place largely during the semester. Because of that, the team had to work around university schedules, being careful of noise levels and transitioning students.