Facility Design Project of the Year

Recognizes the best of the Facility Design Projects of the Month; selected based the quality of the design and execution and its ability to meet the operator’s goals.


Click here for a list of past winners.

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies named the Tony & Libba Rane Culinary Science Center at Auburn University the recipient of its 2024 Facility Design Project of the Year Award.

This transformational project was a response to “inspire engagement we can only begin to imagine.”

Morrison Dining is a stunning centerpiece to a massive university initiative to enhance the residential experience at Cornell University for first- and second-year students.

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies named the Yale Schwarzman Center the recipient of its 2023 Facility Design Project of the Year Award.

This new build is part of a mixed-use project with apartments, retail elements, a gym, private club, hotel and offices to create community, living and workspaces all in one area.

Focusing on the food experience, the University of North Texas introduced Eagle Landing, its first free-standing dining hall. Replacing an outdated dining hall, this new all-you-care-to-eat dining center includes seven restaurant-style concepts and a kitchen with two cold rooms.

The all-you-care-to-eat central dining facility at the University of California, Merced, serves as a critical link between old and new campus buildings. The functional, productivity-driven space almost resembles a kitchen turned inside out, maximizing student connections with the food experience.

The historic Montgomery Ward Company Complex in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, now known as 600 West Chicago, has hosted many tenants in its 113-year history. Two years ago, Sterling Bay, a Chicago-based real estate investment and development firm, spent more than $12 million to bring the beauty of this 1.6-million-square-foot landmark property’s original features back to life while also modernizing some of the shared spaces.

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies named Pavilion Dining Center, University of California, Merced the recipient of its 2021 Facility Design Project of the Year Award.

A thoughtful and thorough execution of a plan supports the property’s overarching mission.