Construction on the Atrium seating area is progressing along as scheduled. I stopped by for a quick peak recently and found crews working on track lighting that will flow throughout one section of the space. In the portion of the seating area closest to the front of the Atrium, large red and white lampshades were hung cascading light through the room.
The seating area will be open in fall 2011 and will provide an open zone for students to eat, relax and chat with friends. The red and green color scheme will continue in the seating area as splashes of color cover chairs, light fixtures and carpet. The front of the Atrium will bring in natural sunlight with floor-to-ceiling windows. Beginning in fall 2011, the Atrium will also bring in the moonlight–students will be able to enjoy their new digs until 10:00 p.m. nightly.