Michael C. Carlos Hall (Lamar School of Law), Emory University

Henry Hornbostel

Michael C. Carlos Hall is one of the original buildings of Henry Hornbostel's plan for the quadrangle. In 1981, through a donation by Atlanta businessman Michael C. Carlos, this old law school building was remodeled by prominent post-modern architect Michael Graves; this renovation largely dealt with the interior of Hornbostel's structure. Later, in 1996, the new museum next to it opened. (See the Michael C. Carlos Museum.) Graves' expansion preserves much of the style of Hornbostel's building as well as the roof line--far left in photograph.
This building, like others on the quadrangle, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A classical Beaux- arts building, it still oddly is asymmetric with varying fenestration on the first floor. It is clad in Georgia marble. The low-pitched roof is characteristic of Italian villas.

Left and center: views of the front (quadrangle) facade; Right: entrance hall interior

Other buildings on the Emory University campus on this website include: Alumni Memorial Hall by Ivey and Crook, William R. Cannon Chapel by Paul Rudolph, Michael C. Carlos Museum by Michael Graves, R. Howard Dobbs University Center by John Portman, and George W. Woodruff Physical Education Center by John Portman.

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