Construction Update

Caruso School of Law


We are excited to announce the commencement of the renovation of the Caruso School of Law Caruso Auditorium and Lon V. Smith Atrium. Work will begin on May 22, 2017 and continue through August of 2018. Please be advised that this renovation will affect areas within and adjacent to the Caruso School of Law in the following ways:

Beginning May 22nd the last two rows of the Caruso School of Law parking lot (Lot G) will be occupied by the Contractor and unavailable to faculty, staff, and students. Please see the image below with the restricted portions of the parking lot highlighted in blue. Lot F, across the street from Caruso School of Law, will be available to faculty, staff, and students throughout the project as an alternate parking option.

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Access to the following areas will be restricted at various times throughout the project:

  • Caruso Auditorium
  • Lon V. Smith Atrium
  • 1st floor Men's and Women's Restroom (adjacent to Classroom A)‚Äč
  • Classroom A, Classroom B, the Appellate Courtroom, and Seminar Room 1
  • Career Development Office (Relocated to the SAC Building starting Fall of 2018)

Alternative entrances to the building will be accessible during these times to allow required access. From Monday, May 22nd through Friday, June 2nd major portions of the Smith Atrium will be restricted as scaffolding and temporary hallways are assembled on site. After this period, the temporary walkways will provide access from the main building entrances to the Administration Suite, Harnish Law Library, the Law School Bookstore, and the Law School Cafeteria. Notifications will be sent out on an ongoing basis throughout the project to alert you to these changes.

We expect that noise and other construction impacts will be noticeable throughout the Caruso School of Law Building during construction. Efforts are being taken to minimize the level of these impacts wherever possible.

We will be providing periodic updates on our progress, as well as additional information regarding specific impacts, throughout the course of the project. We appreciate your patience and understanding, we welcome your questions, and look forward to ongoing collaboration with the community as campus construction activity ramps up this summer.

For questions or comments, please call our office at 310-506-4581, or email We are also Tweeting updates regularly, so please follow us: @PepConstruction