ACOM to build open-air pavilion and community garden on campus

The Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM) Board of Directors recently approved the construction of a new open-air pavilion and the development of several acres into a community garden with fruit- and vegetable-producing plants on the ACOM campus. This addition serves as the campus’s latest expansion that will offer unique opportunities for learning.

This project will create an outdoor space for student and faculty events. The open-air pavilion will feature a covered area with audience seating for up to 224 people and table-and-chair seating for smaller groups. This covered area may also be used informally for outdoor eating and study on a regular basis.

The exterior of the pavilion will be designed to coordinate with the main ACOM facility. Construction is planned to begin in Summer 2022. Simultaneously, a task group will work with landscape designers to plan the garden areas.

The new pavilion and community garden were envisioned and planned with the assistance of many faculty and staff. This project represents ACOM’s continued commitment to its core values through the development of innovative areas for enhanced learning and campus life.