Architecture offers respite to the high stress environment of law school by creating and encouraging social interaction and connections to the natural environment. These functions are united under a delicately balanced umbrella roof that establishes an order through which the building assimilates.
Law is a system of rules and guidelines which are enforced through social institutions in order to govern behavior.
In a culture of competition & conformity, law students are evaluated based on their ability to discern fact patterns and apply existing rules established by previous cases. Architecture can provide respite from the high stress environs of law school. Biophilia is assuaged through physical and visual connection to courtyards while programmatic elements were curated to encourage social interaction. All of these functions are united under a delicately balanced umbrella roof that establishes an order through which the building assimilates. The structure, like the pursuit of justice is a perpetual balancing act. Within the rigidity of this form, creativity flourishes.