The Melrose Dining Facility at The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics provides dining and food service for the southern part of the healthcare campus. It is located on the fifth floor of the Pomerantz Family Pavilion and adjacent to the elevators serving the pavilion and the connecting link, connecting back into the Pappajohn, Colloton, and Carver Pavilions.

Melrose Dining provides food service for approximately one-half of the hospital's 3,000,000-sq.-ft. facility. It is designed for patients, visitors, and staff and provides seating for 142. It also has adjacent, private conference rooms for private dining and conferences.

The servery is fully equipped with a grill, bakery, and pizza station and can provide beverages, hot and cold sandwiches, soups, and salads.

The dining room overlooks the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics' campus and Kinnick Stadium, seen through a glass wall adjacent to an exterior corridor of the dining room with full-vision glass. The column in the center of the dining space acts as an organizing element, with its radial spine reaching out into the dining area.

Project category: New construction (completed January 2005)

Chief administrator: Katen Bahensky, Director and CEO, The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, (319) 356-3155

Firm: HLM Design - Heery, (319) 354-4700

Design team: Scott Hansche, AIA, Principal-in-Charge; Maurice Cohen, AIA, Project Architect; Richard Macri, AIA, Designer; James Bradbury, PE, Mechanical Engineer; Doug Infelt, Programmer/Planner/ Designer (HLM Design - Heery); Steven Carlson, Dietary Consultant (Robert Rippe & Associates, Inc.)

Photography: Steve Hornaday

Total building area (sq. ft.): 8,500

Construction cost/sq. ft.: $191

Total construction cost (excluding land): $1,625,000