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Auburn University has completed its new Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center, a 142.000-square-foot learning complex plus hotel, restaurant and food hall.

Auburn University’s New Culinary Science Center Comes Out of the Oven

Auburn University has completed its new Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center, a dual-purpose building that houses a learning environment blended with a luxury boutique hotel, restaurant, food hall and more. The facility is located at the corner of East Thach Avenue and South College Street in downtown Auburn.

Owner representative and construction management firm HPM served as program manager on the project, providing project management support for Auburn University Facilities Management during the preconstruction and construction phases of the educational and hospitality facility.

The Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center is a 142,000-square-foot complex with the capacity to facilitate hands-on, immersive learning experiences for students pursuing careers in hospitality and culinary sciences. Students will train alongside world-renowned chefs and hospitality professionals in Class A training kitchens and restaurants, labs, a brewery, retail food hall and boutique hotel. Also located on the first floor of the building is 1856, a tasting-menu-only teaching restaurant.


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