Kaitlyn Williams

JRNM 151 Student

The iLab on the campus of Lorain County Community College will receive a face-lift this spring, according to LCCC’s Facilities Planning Director Laura Carissimi. Once students leave for spring break, the iLab will be temporarily moved to the second floor of the PC building during renovations.

The renovated iLab added space for graphic design students to layout and store larger files, something that is not currently available.

“It is going to be larger and the learning space is going to be improved, as well,” Carissimi said. “The risers on the desks will be gone so you can see your instructor; the rows of computers will be facing the front of the class, as well. The walls are going to change and the entire room will be shifted to the end near the elevator,” she explained.

Additionally, there will be improvements to the sound booth, according to Carissimi.

“There is also going to be a concept area with flexible furnishings that will be used for many things such as lecture, group projects, and even outside events,” Carissimi said. “The concept area will even have a way to take a walk outside to get some fresh air in the new courtyard”.

Construction will begin this summer and the new iLab is scheduled to open in the fall of 2018.