Recently, University of Lynchburg students were invited to test out furniture that could possibly be used in the new residence hall being built alongside Shellenberger Field. About 100 students stopped by Drysdale Student Center to test out two product lines from the Brill Furniture Company.
According to housing and residence life director Kristen Cooper, the overall reaction was positive. “Students enjoyed getting a sense of what the space may look like and configuring the furniture setups,” she said “Students were very excited about the more modern look of the possible furniture options and the ability to easily arrange their rooms.”
In choosing furniture for the new residence hall, Cooper said she and others involved have made versatility a priority. The idea is to make it easy for students to arrange and rearrange their rooms.
“This would allow students to create their own space based on their preferences and comfort levels,” she said. “As we select furniture, we are keeping the flexible and versatile concepts at the forefront of our decision-making process. We also wanted to ensure that students were able to touch and feel possible bedroom furniture concepts.”
Cooper said these and other comments were made by students about the furniture:
- It has a more appealing look to it and is very flexible.
- It’s so versatile. You can pretty much set it up however you want to.
- I think it provides a lot of different room setup options. It would definitely make our university stand out from most schools.
- I really liked the whole new set. I think everyone would enjoy it, too. I think it would be great!
- A huge upgrade.
- I really like the flexibility of this product. As a first year, I changed my room around at least four times, so this definitely provides a lot of different options.
“We hope to continue receiving student feedback as we move through the design process,” Cooper said. “There is currently sample lounge and classroom furniture set up in Drysdale, Westover Honors, and in Tate Hall. Students have been asked to provide their feedback on that furniture as well.”