Major Projects & Priorities
Santa Clara University is working on several major projects that will make significant and historic changes in the future of our institution.
Howard S. and Alida S. Charney Hall of Law
The Howard S. and Alida S. Charney Hall of Law, a striking structure that will serve as the School of Law's new home, will be a building that reflects the law school's mission and place, in and of Silicon Valley. It brings together classrooms and space for collaboration, a legal knowledge center designed with tech and teamwork in mind, and headquarters for legal clinics. Construction begins in 2016, with opening slated for fall 2017.
The Edward M. Dowd Art & Art History Building
Thanks to a generous $12 million gift from distinguished alumnus Ed Dowd ’72, a transformative opportunity has emerged at Santa Clara University to amplify the role and impact of studio art and art history in higher education. Central to the next chapter of the University’s art and art history program is an inspiring new physical environment: The Edward M. Dowd Art & Art History Building.
The Edward M. Dowd Art & Art History Building represents a pivotal opportunity to integrate, innovate, and reimagine how studio art and art history can further elevate Santa Clara’s tradition of educating the whole person. For these reasons, securing funding for the estimated $28 million construction cost of the Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building is a key University priority. Groundbreaking was in 2015 and the Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building will open in 2016.