ISS holds groundbreaking for new community hub, dining hall

Published 1:50 pm Friday, December 3, 2021


PELHAM – Indian Springs School, in conjunction with BL Harbert International, hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Kayser-Samford Community Commons on Friday, Dec. 3.

Built on the former dining hall site, the new 11,871-square-foot Community Commons will contain indoor and outdoor seating for nearly 350 students and guests to gather and eat beside the lake.

The facility will provide private dining and flex space for meetings and events.

New serving stations will feature a variety of meal options prepared in a state-of-the-art kitchen.

Students will also be able to utilize the lakeside recreational area.

“Having a modern dining facility intentionally designed for our current and future needs will ensure that generations of students to come will enjoy the transformative experiences that our alumni share with me,” Head of School Scott Schamberger said. “I look forward to the Community Commons being the heart and soul of the campus just as the facility it is replacing has been.”

BL Harbert International is the general contractor. The Community Commons is the second project BL Harbert International has built for Indian Springs School.

“It is an honor to be working with Indian Springs School again,” BL Harbert International Vice President Dan Price said. “This facility will provide a state-of-the-art space for students to enjoy for years to come.”

Construction has already begun and is scheduled to be complete by fall 2022.