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Summer Renovations to Provide USciences Community with Fresh, Updated Spaces on Campus
Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Written By:  Lauren Whetzel
Contact Email:  l.whetzel@usciences.edu
Contact Phone:  215.596.8864
It’s another busy summer for Facilities Services at University of the Sciences, with several renovation projects on tap and many deadlines less than 12 weeks away – when hundreds of students will return to campus for the start of the 2014-15 school year.
Among the more noteworthy projects underway this summer, includes further updates to the J.W. England Library. Upon completion this summer, the library will boast new furniture to complement the first floor renovations that were finished last summer. Additionally, the second and third floors of the library will undergo a transformation, which will include freshly painted walls, vibrant accent walls, as well as new carpet and lounge furniture.
“These updates will make the spaces in the library more inviting and conducive to our students’ study patterns,” said Dan Severino, director of Facilities Services. “Each semester, students spend hours upon hours studying and completing their schoolwork in the library, so it makes sense to provide them with a comfortable, quiet, and appealing atmosphere.”
When students arrive on campus this fall, Severino they can also expect to see new outdoor furniture across campus, as well as a new indoor track in the Athletic/Recreation Center. Severino’s team is working to complete a variety of other summer maintenance projects, including replacing the following:
  • Original exterior windows in the Pharmacology/Toxicology Center
  • Ceilings of the second floor of hallway in the McNeil Graduate Study and Research Center
  • Ceilings and carpet on the third and fourth floors of the Wilson Student Center
  • Carpet in the McNeil Science and Technology Center’s AstraZeneca Auditorium

“It’s a short amount of time, but our facilities staff and contractors are accustomed to the time constraints and eager to make improvements across campus,” said Severino. “Our goal is to create and maintain a campus that reflects the first class education our faculty and staff provides; we want our community to feel a sense of pride as they walk through our buildings each day."

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