Plans for the future SUB renovation
A big change is coming to SFCC’s Student Union Building in the near future.
The Student Union Building is one of the busiest places on the SFCC campus. With other buildings around our school getting facelifts, the ASG, with the help of our campus President, Darren Pitcher, and the advisor of the Interior Design department, Tanja Huffman, have decided it’s time to make our Student Union Building a place that expresses our campus culture.
The decision of changing the Student Union Building has been on the back burner since 2010, and now the idea is back and ready to freshen up student life.
The beginning of construction could happen as soon as Summer 2018, and is going to take anywhere from 1 month to 1 year to complete.
“This is going to be a complete aesthetic change,” said Huffman. “There is going to be an architectural change, new lights and furniture, and more areas to do things like homework.”
“The biggest thing about the renovation, is that someone needs to take the first step in actually going through with it.”
SFCC’s president, Darren Pitcher, also had some words about the future renovation and what kind of things students and faculty could expect.
“Students have a voice,” said Pitcher. “It has been 3-4 years in the making, and it’s time to go through with it.”
The current lobby was designed before community learning, so Pitcher hopes that it will be more comfortable for students to work in groups and have a place to study. The new Student Union Building is expected to have mobile furniture, more places to study, and charging stations.
The Associated Student Government decided this should be brought back into progress.
“We wanted to leave a legacy,” said Willow Zimmerman, President of the Associated Student Government.
Zimmerman is excited to see the final product of the renovation, and hopes that it modernizes our school and makes students and faculty proud of where they go to school or teach.
“This is going to be a facelift, not a structural change.” said Zimmerman. “There won’t be walls being torn down.”
Students and faculty interested in knowing what might happen, or would like to help with decisions with the renovation of the Student Union Building can attend Senate Meetings every Thursday at 1:30 p.m.
Nothing has been completely decided yet, and as Darren Pitcher has said, “students do have voice in what happens at our school to make it better.”