Cardigan Commons Dining Facility and Student Center

Cardigan Mountain School

Canaan, New Hampshire

PML Project Management, Inc has been working with Cardigan Mountain School for the past several years as their Project Manager for large capital projects. The Wakely Center Ice Arena was the first large project for Cardigan Mountain School in which PML managed the process of choosing a Design/Build team. The Cardigan Commons Dining and Student Center is the next project in a Master Plan that holds plans and hope for several new and upgraded facilities in the future at their Canaan, New Hampshire campus.

The Cardigan Commons is a 350 seat dining facility, kitchen and food prep and food storage building that will also house the student center for this 300 student private boarding school. Cardigan Mountain School is a junior boarding and day school for boys in grades six through nine that draws students from around the world and the local region. The school’s outstanding reputation in the educational world is reflected in the quality and cost effectiveness of the Cardigan Commons design developed by the Office of Michael Rosenfeld Architects (OMR). Engelberth Construction of Colchester, Vermont is the Construction Manager for this project that is scheduled to break ground in April of 2012 and should be open for business prior to the start of the fall term in 2013.

This project is designed to take full advantage of the beautiful siting of the Cardigan Mountain School campus overlooking a pristine lake in Canaan, New Hampshire and facing the namesake Cardigan Mountain. OMR has capitalized on the setting for comfort, sustainability and functionality. The students will enjoy three meals per day and will also fellowship in the student union and book store located on the lower level in full view of the lake and mountain. This project meets a longstanding need for such gathering places and for an up to date servery and food preparation facility.