Interior architecture students at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point have worked to redesign Lower Debot.
These students: Brian Luscher, Emily Ballweg, Emily Switz, Sarah Vogel, Amy Fredrickson, Matthew Rosenquist and Lindsey Penning, have surveyed students and worked with Dining Services to make sure all their changes are acceptable. They were split up into three teams of collaborators, and presented their ideas in room 073 on Wednesday night.
Students could then vote on which design they liked best. The most popular of the three will be constructed.
Director of Dining Services Mark Hayes said that he and others from his department are putting pressure on their bosses, saying "we’d like to start construction as early as winter break or early January."
A majority of the students surveyed by these designers said that they would like a "coffee shop" theme throughout Lower. These opinions reflected the designs produced by these teams.
The three designs will be on display in Upper Debot until next Wednesday, and students can vote till that date.