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JPL Restrooms Are Getting a Makeover

April 6, 2021

Restroom Makeover

The John Peace Library (JPL) first floor restrooms are getting a facelift thanks to Facilities, who began the renovation in March. Built in 1976, the restrooms were part of the original JPL construction and have finishes that date back to the 70s, including the original restroom tile.

Facilities, along with Sullivan Contracting Services and designers at Chesney Morales Partners, Inc., plan to refresh the restrooms’ look with new tile, light fixtures, partitions, sinks, toilets and countertops. New plumbing lines will also be part of the renovation project.

Kathryn Pearson, former UTSA student and now director of project management, said she is excited to lead the renovation of these restrooms. This project is important to her as she remembers using these restrooms in the late 80s when she was a student. It became a personal goal of her to improve these restrooms after joining the Facilities team. She added that she is confident that students will be excited to see the contemporary look in these high-use restrooms.

Andrew Goodenough, the project manager overseeing the renovations, agrees that this much-needed improvement project will finally give the 45-year-old restrooms the makeover they deserve.

The restroom renovations are expected to be completed by August 2021, just in time for the start of the fall semester. To stay up to date with the progression of the JPL restroom renovation, follow UTSA Facilities on Instagram and Twitter, or visit their website.