Syracuse University Buildings:

Dineen Hall

Dineen Hall
Dineen Hall, SU Photo & Imaging RS 247290

Ground Broken: May 10, 2012
Building Occupied: August 2014
Dedicated: September 12, 2014
Dedication Speaker: Chief Judge of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Theodore McKee L'75
Named for: $15 million naming gift by the Dineen family in honor of their parents Robert Emmet Dineen L'24, H'66, and Carolyn Bareham Dineen L'32
The "Celebratory Space" is named in memory of David Levy '41, L'48 who bequeathed $3 million.
Construction Cost: $68 million
Architects: Gluckman Mayner (lead architect Richard Gluckman '70, G'71)
Contractor: Hueber-Breuer, Inc.
Location: 950 Irving Avenue
Space: 200,000 square feet


Dineen Hall, a LEED-certified building was constructed for the Syracuse University College of Law. It contains improved training facilities for the College's championship Moot Court and trial advocacy programs, innovative library spaces with distinctive study rooms, and interdisciplinary teaching spaces for nationally recognized Centers and Institutes. It is situated on a site immediately west of the college's former buildings, White Hall and MacNaughton Hall. The location is especially meaningful to the Dineen family because the building, fittingly, is located not far from the Irish immigrant neighborhood, which was known as "the swamp," where Robert Dineen Sr. was born and raised.