McMahon Hall

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McMahon Hall (abbreviated MCMH, formerly called Residence Hall 2020 and Green Hall) is a 231,089 square-foot residence hall located on the campus of UAB. The residence hall is named for University of Alabama Trustee Emeritus John McMahon Jr. McMahon, chairman of Ligon Industries, is a long-time local philanthropist, and served on the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees from 1998 to 2013.

The dorm provides living space for consists of dedicated study spaces, a storm shelter, multi-use office space, and a 250 seat dining area with locations of Moe's Southwest Grill, Slice of Life Pizza and Einstein Bros. Bagels.

The $73 million building was designed by Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood. A groundbreaking ceremony for the was held on Thursday, November 15, 2018. After numerous construction delays due to periods of heavy rainfall and the Covid-19 pandemic, the building was completed during the spring of 2021 with an official ribbon cutting on Wednesday May 26, 2020. The dormitory opened to students in August 2021.

McMahon Hall is the first building on UAB’s campus to be Gold LEED certified by the US Green Building Council. McMahon Hall utilizes a variety of components based around environmental responsibility and energy conversation including a large courtyard that incorporates indigenous plants and a rainwater collection system that irrigates the courtyard.

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