Construction Season Concluding at Kent State University at Trumbull

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"The Link" is being given a color update.
A sure sign that warm temperatures rule the weather forecast is the presence of orange barrels along the roadways. And so it is at Kent State University at Trumbull as well, as contractors began a series of construction upgrades within the Classroom/Administration Building in late May.


Among the upgrades:

  • Restrooms

Eight restrooms — including those located in the library area, first floor computer lab area and second floor science lab area — have undergone complete demolition in preparation for remodel.

  • Classroom/Administration Building lobby area

The hand railings, ceiling and lighting located in the lobby/commons area of the Classroom/Administration Building are being removed and replaced with new fixtures and railings that match the 2009 remodeling of another staircase in the same building. The handrail upgrades will see the more “Brady Bunch”-style wooden railings replaced with a modern vanilla wood, glass and stainless steel combination.

  • Elevator

The elevator in the Commons area is seeing the removal and rebuild of the unit’s riser jack.

  • “The Link” facelift

The Link – which connects the Classroom/Administration Building with the Library/Theatre Building is getting a rousing dose of color as all of the classrooms and hallways are being painted. So long generic vanilla and hello to waves of maroon, chocolate and tan!

Additionally, many of the old and worn storefront glass door entryways in both the Classroom/Administration and Library/Theatre buildings are being updated with new energy efficient replacements.

Look for all of these renovations and improvements to be completed in time for the beginning of the fall semester.

By Robb King

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