IN PROGRESS: UTSA JPL Food Court Renovation
Happy Friday everyone! We hope you all staying cool through this unrelenting summer. This week, we had a chance to stop by the JPL Building on the University of Texas San Antonio campus and see the construction progress of our food court renovation. Slated as a fast-track project, the process has certainly lived up to the task, with completion of the first phase only weeks away now! The project consists of a full renovation of the academic building's ground floor cafeteria, just in time for the upcoming fall semester. New features will include modern LED lighting; all new contemporary furniture with multiple types of seating areas; a fully renovated vendor service area; and updated finishes throughout, to name a few.
The John Peace Library (JPL) was originally designed by famed San Antonio firm, O'Neil Ford and opened as the first library on campus in 1976. The building is unique in that it was completed toward the end of the Brutalist movement in architectural history, and has since undergone numerous interior renovations during the past decade. We certainly hope current and future students enjoy their new space as much as we enjoyed re-imagining it!
Final completion photos to follow later this year.