Fresh Food Dining Hall at The University of Alabama

This award-winning indoor-outdoor dining hall features seven micro-kitchens, serving a diverse array of cuisines. This project, which was completed on an aggressive schedule, features four distinct dining areas, offering students atmospheric variety. The indoor dining hall accommodates 525 diners, while the courtyard patio with outdoor fireplace seats 100.

Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Size : 43,000 SF

Completion : 2014

Photography: Art Meripol


Finalist, Facility Design Project of the Year, FoodService Equipment & Supplies Magazine, 2017

Project of Distinction, School Design Merit Award, Outstanding Design & Architecture in Education, Education Design Showcase — Colleges & Universities, 2015

This dining hall has become one of the most popular dining locations on campus, open for three meal services daily and regularly serving over 4,000 meals a day.

Because of its popularity in campus life, it has become a regular stop on new student recruiting and orientation tours.

John Wood
Vice President, CMH Architects

As The University of Alabama’s project manager on the Fresh Food Dining project, I worked very closely with John Wood of CMH as I have with many other architects on other campus projects I have managed.

John and CMH made my job much easier, fostered a great relationship, and provided a strong presence through a difficult project with an extremely aggressive schedule. I would be more than happy to work with John and CMH on any project.

Wes Hokanson
Project Manager, The University of Alabama