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ABA’s Bricks and Bytes Conference Coming to TJSL

February 29, 2012

Bricks & Bytes

Thomas Jefferson School of Law will host the 2012 Bricks and Bytes Conference, which is a law school facilities conference presented by the American Bar Association.  Bricks and Bytes will feature more than 40 programs designed for law school deans, faculty, librarians, architects, and law school information technology professionals who are designing or renovating law school space.

The conference will be held from March 11-13 at the law school, which is one of the most architecturally and technologically innovative law schools in the nation.

“I am very pleased that the School was chosen by the organizing committee,” said TJSL Dean Rudy Hasl. “It reflects the quality and imaginative design of the building. We are pleased that the School can be seen as a model for what law school architecture should be.”

Dean Hasl is one of the featured speakers at Bricks and Bytes, along with Interim Library Director Patrick Meyer and 3L Elizabeth Knowles.

Since the new downtown TJSL campus opened in January of 2011, it has won numerous awards for design and construction. TJSL is expecting receipt of LEED Gold Status from the U.S. Green Building Council (USBCG) for its environmental features.

In addition, the School received two Orchid Awards from the San Diego Architectural Foundation for Landscape Architecture and Programming and Planning. It received the Alonzo Award from the Downtown Partnership and Montbleau, the millwork contractor, received the Standard of Excellence Award from the Architectural Woodwork Institute. The USGBC awarded the building a credit toward LEED certification for the innovative use of Hycrete, a concrete admixture that creates an environmentally safe waterproof barrier. The Associated General Contractors of America awarded its 2011 Build San Diego Award to Gould Electric, TJSL’s electrical contractor. Customs Components received a Crystal Achievement Award for its design of the metal fasteners for the grand staircase. The American Society of Civil Engineers selected Hope Engineering and Nasland Engineering for its Outstanding Civil Engineering Project Award. Sempra Energy –San Diego Gas & Electric recognized the School as a Sustainable Communities Champion and awarded cash to the School, the architectural firm, and the design firms.

TJSL is excited to have the Bricks and Bytes guests visit our new home, so please make them feel welcome!

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