Auburn University Wellness Kitchen
Size: 13,170 sf
Status: Completed 2014
Project Awards: ABC, Alabama Chapter, Excellence in Construction Merit Award 2014 International Interior Design Association Alabama Chapter Best
The Auburn University Wellness Kitchen is a modern dining concept that offers healthy, on-campus dining with all-you-care-to-eat and allergy-free options and provides students the opportunity to build their meals and have them prepared at chef stations. Chef stations include indoor and outdoor grills, a deli, a brick oven pizza, a carving station, a hot line with fresh meats and vegetables, a salad bar, smoothie station, and an allergy-free kitchen to accommodate specific dietary requirements. A registered dietitian provides menu choices for student-athletes to help them prepare for and recover from competition and training, including meals that help decrease the risk of injuries, support immune systems and promote overall wellness for achieving peak physical condition. The Wellness Kitchen is available not only to students, but to anyone looking for healthier on-campus dining options or with special dietary needs. The design incorporates the Auburn Spirit throughout the facility without being overwhelming or brash, with warm, natural colors and interior finishes that differ from those of traditional campus dining. Natural wood and stone finishes are accented by the clean lines of the white tile and stainless steel surfaces, with exposed wooden trusses supporting the high-curved roof. The elevated outdoor dining terrace and large interior windows provide wide open views of Plainsman Park and Jordan-Hare Stadium, adding to the overall aesthetic. The Wellness Kitchen incorporates energy efficient and sustainable materials to LEED-like standards, making it one of the most sustainable facilities on campus.
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