Simmons Great Hall

To meet the demand placed on campus dining facilities by increased student population, John Brown University chose Hastings+Chivetta to expand campus dining and special events space. Simmons Great Hall was built adjacent to the existing Kresge Dining Hall to provide overflow space for the daily users of the dining hall. Simmons Great Hall provides banquet-style seating for 600, and can be divided into three separate rooms to host separate, concurrent events. The rooms are outfitted with state of the art audio visual equipment for event use. When special events are held in Simmons, Kresge is able to remain operational to serve students during meal times. Simmons Great Hall was named in honor of long time John Brown University supporter Mark Simmons.