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Georgia State University and College Celebrate Ribbon Cutting for 85 Park Place

Georgia State University and its College of Law celebrated the completion of 85 Park Place with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon with state government and judicial leaders, alumni and friends.

“Wow. Two years ago almost to the day, we broke ground and celebrated… more »

Sneak Peek at 85 Park Place

Posted On August 11, 2015 by Siri Yellamraju (J.D. '16) and Yadu Rajendra (J.D. '16)

Monday, Aug. 17, is fast approaching and pretty soon students, old and new, will be walking through the doors of 85 Park Place for the first time. We were lucky enough to get a sneak peek of the building, and are so excited for everyone else to get here.

For starters, the place smells like… more »

College Moves into 85 Park Place

On June 22, Georgia State University College of Law moved into its new building, at 85 Park Place, on the corner of John Wesley Dobbs Avenue in downtown Atlanta. The LEED Silver Certified facility was built by McCarthy Building Companies Inc. and designed by SmithGroup JJR and Stevens & Wilkinson architectural firms with… more »

85 Park Place: The Time Has Come

Georgia State College of Law faculty and staff have been very busy in the last few weeks, while preparing for our move on June 22.

Last week about 1500 crates were delivered to the Urban Life building so we could begin packing our belongings. Books, files, folders you name it, everything must go! Each office… more »

85 Park Place Moves Closer to Completion

Time has flown by rather quickly when it comes to Georgia State Law’s new building at 85 Park Place. It seems like it was just yesterday, when I first laid eyes on a blueprint of the structure. My office was marked by a little rectangle outlined in pencil.

The drawing was hanging in… more »

85 Park Place: Bathrooms Generate Praise

Among the obvious benefits the new building will provide for Georgia State Law students, there is one aspect that students and alumni will surely appreciate – new bathrooms. Seriously.

The poorly laid-out and dysfunctional bathrooms in the Urban Life Building are a well-known plight to students. The layout of the Urban Life Building created awkward… more »

New Building Update: Construction Trailers Decommissioned

Something is missing from the Georgia State University College of Law new building site. McCarthy Building Companies Inc. decommissioned the construction trailers in March and moved into the ground floor of the new building, which now has electricity.

Landscaping and sidewalks take up the areas once occupied by the trailers. With a few… more »