Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Law Library

About the Building

The John J. Ross-William C. Blakley Law Library was designed by the Atlanta architectural firm of Scogin Elam and Bray and built by the architectural firm of Leo A. Daly Company in 1993, at a building cost of $9.5 million. It is recognized as an architecturally significant building and has received numerous honors, including the Arizona Chapter of the Arizona Institute of Architects's 1994 Honor Design Award.

The Law Library is named in memory of William C. Blakley, a 1971 graduate of the Arizona State University Law School and member of the law firm of Mohr, Hackett, Pederson, Blakley, Randolf & Haga PC at the time of his death, and John J. Ross, a graduate of Harvard Law School and senior partner of Brown & Bain PA at the time of his death. The building was made possible by an almost unprecedented capital campaign spearheaded by Sue Ross and Lynn Blakley Grant, and generously supported by a large number of individuals, law firms and organizations.

Project: A law library, expansion and renovation
Location: Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Date of completion: Summer 1993
Building area: 67,755 gross square feet new construction, 17,000 square feet renovation
Construction budget: $7.37 million

Click here to view the 1993 Law Forum, devoted exclusively to the construction of the Law Library and its dedication ceremony.


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