This past fall, students returned to a beautifully renovated Cardozo. Among the many improvements was the third floor, transformed by the new Kathryn O. and Alan C. Greenberg Center for Student Life, given in honor of Dean David Rudenstine. Featuring a café and comfortable student lounge for study and relaxation, the center is a place to gather with friends. The lounge area has cherry wood paneling, recessed lighting, contemporary furniture, and huge new windows flooding the rooms with natural light, making this a popular destination. The room is also used for special receptions, dinners, and public events. The newly enlarged café, decorated with bright fabrics, bead board, cork tile floors, and banquettes, can accommodate many students and offers expanded food service.
On other floors new seminar rooms, reconfigured space, and handsome wooden lockers for students were added, as were internal staircases from the second through the fifth floors to ease elevator congestion and enhance interaction among students, faculty, and administration. In summer 2006, Yeshiva University’s general counsel moved from Cardozo to the University’s uptown Wilf campus, freeing up the space for new, attractive faculty offices. Paul Segal Associates is the architect for this most recent project.
According to Dean Rudenstine, “This is a wonderful moment in the life of Cardozo. We can say, unequivocally, that our physical facilities now match the excellence of Cardozo’s faculty, programs, students, and alumni.”
In recent years, Cardozo has completed nearly $50 million in capital improvements, including a new Jacob Burns Moot Court Room, and enhanced Law Library, which occupies four floors, the large lobby, and a new residence hall. There has been continuous modernization of classrooms, all of which have new furnishings and advanced, multimedia equipment. During summer 2007, building projects include new windows for all floors, a refurbished admissions office, and new elevator cabs.