In the campus poll we conducted last school year, we found out that students wanted to see the atrium space improved for studying, including more comfortable seating. This summer we added new cushioned sectionals to the atrium alcoves, creating comfortable spots for studying, reading, and relaxing.
Two new spots
We put the sectionals in the recessed alcoves which were previously lesser-used spaces. Tucked in under the trees, the new seating improved the areas immediately. The color of the cushions also brightens up the space, another feature students frequently request.
The new seating was a hit, attracting both individual and group studiers within minutes of installation.
We have more in the works for our outside study environments. Later this summer we will have new awnings on all balconies as well as more tables and chairs.