Grand Opening Celebration

The University of Alabama Huntsville is celebrating the opening of a new student union with a daylong series of events. Turner Batson Architects in association with Mackey Mitchell has designed the $20 million, 96,000sf student center. Large expanses of glass will showcase student gatherings such as the dining area, lounges, and gaming room, highlighting the vibrancy of student life. According to UAH’s campus architect, “The CU is a super space with unique fixtures and sculptures, great contemporary use of the UAH Charger mascot, and sleek blue lighting which will illuminate the building and plaza areas.” The new building and green space will create a new “urban street” connecting to existing campus buildings. MMA’s project team includes Gwynn Zivic, Jim Konrad, John Burse, Merrilee Hertlein, Clint Smith, and Stacey Wehe.