Hotchkiss School Dining Commons






The Dining Commons is set to open in the summer of 2025 after O&G completes an 11,000 SQFT addition and 33,000 SQFT occupied renovation to the main building on campus.

The expansion will provide additional seating and more efficient operation. Along with the dining and kitchen area, the facility will offer 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. O&G is working closely with the client and design team to address safety, deliveries, and student flow around the active construction site.

PROGRESS REPORT AS OF 4/25: Progress is making significant headway since construction started on March 4. Currently, the abatement process of the first floor and lower level, which will serve as the main dining area and kitchen facilities respectively, is almost complete. After this, the interior walls of the dining area will be removed and outdated exterior structures surrounding the building will be demolished.