Renovations cause adjustments
The first thing that catches a lot of students’ eyes when walking around LCC’s campus is the big building with all the plastic orange cones surrounding it.
The Gannon Building construction has been going on for more nearly four months.
In the end, it is supposed to be a nice building for LCC students to hang around in, but some are having a hard time adjusting in the meantime.
“It’s kind of agitating,” said Early College student Zoe Webking. “Finding my way around Gannon these days is difficult.”
LCC students Emilio Pido and Lindsay July agreed.
“The construction makes my walk to class a bit longer,” Pido said.
Added July: “I end up having to eat and hang out with friends somewhere else which is a hassle.”
The new Gannon Building renovations are costing $18.3 million and include plans for four food vendors and a coffee shop. Blueprints also call for a large student commons area and a giant glass wall overlooking Grand Avenue and the Grand River.
Some students are unsure as to the reason for the construction.
“I’m not sure why they’re doing all this construction in the first place,” Pido said. “But I hear my professors complain about the old building a lot.”
Many students feel like starting all the renovations during the winter was not a good idea. That’s when a lot of students are at LCC and it causes them confusion on where the location of their classrooms and how to maneuver around the hard-hat zones.
“All the construction probably would have been best done in the summer when there’s not as many students, instead of now when everything is hustling and bustling,” Pido said.
Even though the construction around campus has caused many changes and confusion, most have agreed that it will indeed be worth the trouble in the end.
“The new features of the Gannon building will provide a better student experience, just as the renovated Arts and Sciences Building has,” Webking said.