The Hotchkiss School Dining Commons, Lakeville, CT

The Hotchkiss School Dining Commons, Lakeville, CT

The Dining Commons is set to open in the summer of 2025 after O&G completes an addition and occupied renovation to the main building on campus.

The existing footprint will be expanded from approximately 33,000 SF to 44,000 SF to provide additional seating and a more efficient operation. Along with the dining and kitchen area, the facility will off er indoor and outdoor multi-use spaces for classwork, meetings with teachers and advisors, club meetings, gatherings with friends, and more. Included in the scope of work is extensive millwork and the reuse of inscribed wood paneling. This will distinctly elevate the space’s sophistication and add focal points that give a nod to Hotchkiss’ history.

During construction, the dining services will be temporarily relocated, by the owner, to a temporary facility on the other side of the campus. Because all work will happen in the heart of the campus, O&G is working with the client and design team to address safety, deliveries, and student flow on campus. Once complete, the Dining Commons will be a campus community gathering place where students will form memories that define their Hotchkiss experience.