Nowadays, a stroll through the Plant City Campus will find students taking advantage of the many outdoors seating areas located around the grounds. While the natural landscape of the campus is rich in beauty, it is perhaps the newest source of shade and respite that is most striking.
On May 15, 2012 students, faculty and staff alike gathered to participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the latest Student Government Association (SGA) Legacy Project. The project was two years in the making; first undertaken by the 2010-2011 SGA and brought to fruition by the 2011-2012 Senators and Executive Board. The vision, first proposed by SGA Senator Amanda Gray, was an area on the west side of campus near the Student Center in which students could find a shady spot to study and relax between classes. The new patio, complete with shade sails, tables and a raised platform for speakers is both aesthetically pleasing and functional.
Architect Phil Trezza describes the design as, “a series of gently curving paths that serve as an homage to each students’ path in life: never a straight line, originating from many different points, always striving towards a goal.” The beauty of these words and the intention behind the design form a truly lasting legacy for our students today to pass to the students of tomorrow.
Article written by: Plant CityCampus Staff