What a mess
A scant three weeks into the fall semester, USF officials are saying they've never seen a building sustain as much wear and tear in so short a time as their new $65-million Marshall Student Center.
While most of the damage is unintentional, the USF Oracle reports, building staff members have found gum stuck to the backs of chairs and pencil marks on the walls.
John Curran, vice president of Gould Evans Architecture and head architect of the Marshall Student Center project, said some of the walls may be repainted with a type of fiber-reinforced laminate used in counter tops.
Marshall Student Center director Joe Synovec said he simply would like the students to treat the building with the same respect they would show their own houses.
- Donna Winchester, higher education reporter (Times photo, Ken Helle)