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McCarthy Receives ABC of Georgia Excellence in Construction Award

Associated Builders and Contractors Georgia Chapter honored McCarthy Building Companies Inc. with an Excellence in Construction – Award of Excellence for its work on Georgia State University College of Law’s building.

The biannual award recognizes the innovation, quality and vision of the project team — contractors, architects, engineers, owners and others—who played a vital role in… more »

85 Park Place First Anniversary

Posted On June 21, 2016

Celebrating Our First Anniversary in 85 Park Place College of Law

Wednesday, June 22 marks one year since the College of Law relocated from the Urban Life Building on Decatur Street to an award-winning, state-of-the-art structure at 85 Park Place in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Since the move, the college has garnered a litany… more »

McCarthy Receives Award for 85 Park Place

On June 14, the South Atlantic Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America awarded McCarthy Building Companies Inc. for its work on 85 Park Place, the new home of Georgia State University College of Law. The company received a Project Achievement Award in the Public Building-New Construction category.

The association’s annual awards… more »

85 Park Place Wins AIA-GA People’s Choice Design Award

The College of Law building received the 2016 American Institute of Architects – Georgia People’s Choice Design Award this week, which is voted on by the public.

The College of Law competed against 73 other projects in the People’s Choice, Built category, and received 572 votes, 200 more than the second place winner “Stealth,” a… more »

85 Park Place Closed To Public April 22 to May 12 for Finals

Starting Friday, April 22, and continuing through 5 p.m. Thursday, May 12, the College of Law’s building, 85 Park Place, will be closed for final exams to the general public and students not registered in a College of Law course.

During this time, Georgia State faculty and staff will be able to access the building… more »

Judge López: Your Professional Reputation Starts in Law School

Doing good should permeate your entire legal career, said DeKalb County State Court Judge Dax López during the Student Bar Association keynote Wednesday during Law Week 2016.

López shared advice drawn from his extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. “When you start your career, you have to do such a good job… more »

A Vision Realized | From the Dean

AFTER YEARS OF DREAMING AND WORKING to build 85 Park Place, we can finally say well done and welcome home. With the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 8, we officially opened this new, state-of-the-art facility.

As we settle into our new home, we would be remiss not to take a moment and say thanks. Thank… more »

A Vision Realized | A Lasting Legacy: Classroom Named in Memory of Alumna

When Naiyareh Karimimanesh (J.D. ’05) returned to Atlanta for law school, she eschewed living in middle class neighborhoods in favor of a more urban one, telling her father, “Dad, these are the people I want to defend. These are my people.”

Part of Naiyareh’s charm was her enthusiasm for life. “On her first attempt [for… more »

A Vision Realized | 85 Park Place: Transforming Teaching and Learning

For faculty and students alike, the new building is transforming teaching and learning at the College of Law. A quick review of the deficits in the Urban Life Building elucidates the underpinnings of this transformation. Cramped classrooms interspersed with structural columns, little or no natural light and uncomfortable fixed seating were obviously not conducive to… more »