A planned protest at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette was canceled today after school officials came up with a solution that most agreed on. The controversy began after several designs of Fletcher hall were released.
Many students, faculty and alumni felt the designs being released took away from the originality of the modern structure and blended it with the rest of the red, brick buildings seen throughout the campus. School officials listened to the concerns and rendered a new design.
According to Gordon Brooks, Dean of College of the Arts at ULL said everyone came together to see what could be done to do a better job of keeping the buildings originality and modern design. Brooks said it was gratifying to see students rally together and fight for what they believe in. Bids for the renovations will go out soon and construction should begin sometime this spring.