Fordham University in New York, US, has broken ground on the $250m second phase of the new School of Law and the Undergraduate Residence Hall at Robert Moses Plaza.
The project is part of a $1.6bn plan to develop the university’s Lincoln Center campus.
The project was designed by architecture company Cooper, Robertson & Partners.
The building will include conference rooms, lecture halls and 26 classrooms.
The project will also incorporate model trial court rooms as well as moot and trial courtrooms and a 562,000-volume library.
The proposed law school will spread across nine floors in the building and the remaining floors will be occupied by a residential tower.
Fordham University will expand the existing Quinn Library at Lincoln Center.
The project is being completed in two phases to accommodate the school schedule and phase two of the project is expected to be complete by September 2011.