Crossroads is one of the locations where students can get food at UTC. (Photo: Staff)

UTC dining facility Crossroads is getting a makeover.

Maryville, Tennessee’s commercial design-build firm Leon Williams Contractors will do the renovations, which will revamp everything in the 13,000-square-feet space except the bathrooms, according to a news release. 

All the furniture, food stations and fixtures will be replaced, and new features will be added to the dining experience, including a Mongolian grill concept and a sushi machine.


“Crossroads is the main dining hall on campus, so it’s important for our student-life experience to have a place where students enjoy eating,” Associate Vice Chancellor for Budget and Finance Tyler Forrest said in a prepared statement.  “This renovation will help us expand what Crossroads offers while also providing a pleasant setting for students and teachers alike.”

Leon Williams Contractors, which has worked with UTC Dining on 13 previous projects, will begin work on Crossroads Dining Hall in May.

“We are grateful to be asked to renovate this space, which we were asked to build in 2011,” Leon Williams Contractors President Jimmy Hawkins said in a prepared statement. “We’re blessed that UTC Dining believed in our work so much that they want us to undertake another project for this dining hall.”

The company expects to complete the renovation in August before the fall 2018 semester begins.