And in the context of the space the lounge occupies, it is plain silly. now, it would be fine as an Aloft in Tulsa or an airport lounge in Helsinki.
The thing just oozes Saucy Jack Swarbrick. It also points up Notre Dame's institutional paralysis whenever a vendor makes a presentation or proposal, no matter how ridiculous or dissonant. Nobody has the capacity to say "no." Like the video board vendor's get the balls in "let's see if these suckers will go for a ribbon board - just watch, I bet they will".
Ps while BigNDork is not malevolent he is preposterous.