Celebrating the Brand New Sumner M. Redstone Building

The wait is over—the Sumner M. Redstone Building is officially open! That’s a statement that we have been waiting to exclaim for over 20 years now, and it feels wonderful to finally be able to say it!IMG_1449

We’ve spent the last year watching with anticipation as the Skanska construction team erected the building, and put the final touches on it so we could open in time for fall semester classes. The furniture is now in place, the classrooms are equipped with all the right technology, and the new lockers are ready to hold the students’ heavy law books. You might have seen some photos of the building on our social media sites, but as you’ll find out, the building is even more beautiful in person.

From the bright and open atrium, to the beautiful views of the Charles River, to the brand new Student Commons and café, this is a whole new BU Law, and we can’t wait for our community to see it!

We constructed this building as part of our “Thinking Forward” initiative to revitalize our legal education—and that’s exactly what it was designed to do. With its state-of-the-art classrooms, spacious study areas and gathering spaces, the building not only gives students the physical facility that will enhance their education, but it will make the BU Law community stronger.

REDSTONEThis summer, we’ve seen prospective students tour the building and some of our current students coming by to wander through it. We’ve even seen some of our recent graduates come back to use the new spaces to study for the bar exam. We hope it brought them luck!

We’ve been dreaming of this day for over two decades so you can understand why we can’t wait to show it off. We will be hosting the dedication ceremony at the Redstone Building on September 19th at 2:30 pm as part of Boston University’s Alumni Weekend. I’d like to invite our students, alumni, and all members of the BU Law community to join us for this momentous event that marks the transformation of our campus and of our school. It’s an important milestone in our school’s rich history, and I hope you can join us.

One Comment

Alfonso Perez Bonany posted on September 4, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Congrats to all the BU community and specially to
Dean O´Rourke!! The Sumner M. Redstone Building is finally accomplished!!

I hope being in Boston for the Fall to see all the changes in classrooms and additional areas.

Warm regards,


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