Skanska completes James Madison University’s new dining hall

The three-story building will open for fall semester 2018.

August 22, 2018 |
JMU D-Hall

Courtesy Skanska USA

A modernized three-story, 101,000-sf dining hall will replace the demolished Gibbons Hall on the James Madison University campus this fall. The new Moseley Architects-designed D-Hall will offer additional seating and entrances directly from the commons.

The facility’s first floor will house restaurants such as Chick-fil-A, Qdoba, Steak and Shake, and Freshens Food Studio. An all-you-can-eat buffet will be available on the second floor. The third floor will provide banquet space.


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D-Hall will have a total occupancy load of just over 3,000 and include a kitchen, scullery, serving area, indoor and outdoor seating facilities, associated offices and administrative areas, loading dock and storage facilities, public restrooms, staff locker and shower facilities, and custodial and utility spaces.

Skanska was the contractor for the project. Moseley Architects was the architect of record, and Tipton Associates provided design support. The project is targeting LEED Silver certification.



JMU D-Hall dining hallCourtesy Skanska USA.


D-Hall windowsCourtesy Skanska USA.


JMU D-Hall exteriorCourtesy Skanska USA.


JMU D-Hall buffetCourtesy Skanska USA.


JMU D-Hall exteriorCourtesy Skanska USA.


JMU D-HallCourtesy Skanska USA.

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