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Cooley Law Building

At ABD Engineering & Design, our acoustical engineers provided recommendations for architectural acoustics, interior noise isolation, and mechanical noise control in the newly renovated Cooley Law Building at 38 Oakes in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Cooley Law School continued its expansion into the Grand Rapids area with the 54,209 SF renovation of, as well as the construction of a 31,376 SF addition to connect 38 Oakes to a new 12,852 SF building that replaced the Durfee building, all to house the Grand Rapids Campus of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

The lower level and first floor of the existing building and addition house the law library. The second through fifth floors of the existing building include medium to small sized classrooms, faculty and staff offices. The second through fifth floors of the addition include four two-story, 90-seat classrooms with tiered seating. The new building houses offices for student services, student organizations, and staff. The project construction was done in four phases and was finally completed in July 2006 with a total construction cost of $13,000,000 for all phases.


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April 24, 2006