Southern College of Optometry recently debuted a significant renovation of its fourth floor building. In response to students’ needs, the college spent the summer renovating and expanding its dining and study spaces in time for the start of the fall semester.
An open atrium was filled in on two sides to expand a full floor encompassing several new study spaces, creating an extra 1,000 square feet. Restaurant-style booth were added under natural lighting in one area, with private study space and a lounge area added as well.
The college’s Blink Diner was relocated and expanded to provide greater kitchen and food preparation space. New furniture and A/V presentation capabilities also were added. The project represented a nearly $1 million investment.