UT Austin Jones Hall Renovation

Austin, TX

Owner: UT Austin
Architect: Morris
$10 M

The 180,000 SF renovation of UT Law School’s Jesse H. Jones Hall included the total renovation/remodel of multiple floors. The full scope involved the relocation and consolidation of faculty offices within Jones Hall from the 3rd floor to the 5th and 6th floors and the reconfiguration and realignment of the library stacks and support areas on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors. Located in a congested part of the campus near the UT Stadium, Jones Hall is home to the Tarlton Law Library — the nation’s largest law library. The offices and library remained occupied and functioning during the project, so relocation, renovation and construction activities occurred in multiple phases.

  • Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Excellence in Construction Merit Award, Category: Institutional Publicly Funded under $25 million
  • American Institute of Architects Technology in Architectural Practice, Building Information Modeling (BIM) Awards – Honorable Mention
  • ENR Texas and Louisiana, 2012 Best Renovation/Restoration Project – Award of Merit

Using Assemble’s BIM platform, the team was able to:

  • Share methods to design, document, and construct a successful renovation of an occupied building,
  • Transform what would have been a simple renovation into an ambitious and much stronger project while maintaining the prescribed budget and schedule.
  • Deliver function and amenity beyond the original program statements, including features such as better organization of library, office, and seminar rooms, and skylight atriums for windowless floors