Hardaway Hall

Hardaway Hall

Hardaway Hall, built in 1936 for the College of Engineering, is home to Cooperative Education and Professional Practice Program, the Freshmen Engineering Program and Engineering Student Services.

The building contains a water tunnel facility and wind tunnel lab which contains a supersonic wind tunnel (Mach 2) and a new sub-sonic wind tunnel. Also in the building is the James Massey Hire Jr. and Mildred Ray Hire Design Clinic Laboratory.

The first floor contains the success space for engineering student projects and the UA 3-D Printing Lab. Classrooms, labs, and a break room with vending machines are also on the first floor. The second floor contains the offices for the Cooperative Education and Professional Practice Program, the Engineering Academic Advising Center, Engineering Student Services along with faculty offices, classrooms and a student lounge.

Hardaway Hall, which was completed in 1936, is named for Col. Robert A. Hardaway who became the university's first full-time civil engineering professor in 1882.

Historical Images

Courtesy of the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library


Information collected from The University of Alabama : a guide to the campus by Robert Oliver Mellown (Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c1988), and The University of Alabama, a pictorial history by Suzanne Rau Wolfe (University : University of Alabama Press, c1983). Historical images are courtesy of the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama and are reproduced with permission.