Thomas Jefferson School of Law Hosts 2012 Facilities Conference

Volume 43 Issue 3

Thomas Jefferson School of Law hosted more than 180 people at the 2012 Bricks and Bytes Conference from March 11 to 13. The conference was book-ended on Sunday and Tuesday with an interactive workshop designed to develop forward-thinking skills for planning, programming, and design meetings. Led by Lee Coyle from Cannon Design and architects from seven firms, the workshop featured group and breakout sessions in which participants worked collaboratively on a variety of building and renovating projects. In between, 26 different programs were offered ranging from Achieving Expectations in Renovation to Managing Expectations in Planning to Security Issues to Being Green and LEED Certification.

The law school provided a stunning venue for the conference. It was designed and constructed to meet the standards of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold Level Certification and features state-of-the art cloud computing technology and outdoor terraces with lush landscaping.


James Faught aboard the U.S.S. Midway

Another highlight of the conference was the Tuesday night reception and dinner aboard the U.S.S. Midway. The longest-serving U.S. Navy carrier of the 20th century, the U.S.S. Midway was commissioned a week after the end of World War II and was the Persian Gulf flagship during Desert Storm. It was decommissioned in 1992.

Conference participants were able to visit the ship’s enormous flight deck including James Faught, associate dean at Loyola University-Chicago, School of Law, and a member of the conference planning committee.

Visit the Bricks & Bytes Past Conferences page for agendas and program materials.

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