This fall, the renovations to the Ezra Taft Benson Building’s floral lab, room 150, will be complete and ready for classes.
“We are trying to remodel those spaces to be able to better provide a setting academically for the programs that are in there,” said Neihlee Muir, the construction projects manager.
The renovations included new flooring, classrooms, cabinetry, storage space, tables, lab space, sinks, class orientation and more.
“This space used to be a little more dark and dingy,” said Sam Merrick, the facilities maintenance and operations director. “So we added new lights to brighten it up.”
According to Muir, the main purpose of the renovations is to freshen up the place so it is better for teaching.
The west side, the original section of the Benson building, was built in the late ‘60s to early ‘70s and the east side was added in the early 2000s. Since then the Benson building has not received many updates.
A new Biology lab will come to the Benson building as well. The project started about three weeks ago and will include similar updates as the floral lab.