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Dining Hall at Proctor Academy

Andover, New Hampshire

Project Type: Education and Green Building
  • OWNER: Proctor Academy
  • ARCHITECT: Maclay Architects
  • CIVIL ENGINEER: Steven J. Smith & Associates
  • LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Saucier & Flynn
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Engineering Ventures
  • ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT: Schauer Environmental Consultants
  • FOOR SERVICE CONSULTANT: Advanced Food Service Solutions
  • ENERGY CONSULTANT: Energy Balance
  • MEP ENGINEER: LN Consulting
  • CONSTRUCTION COST: $7.0 Million
  • COMPLETED 2017

Proctor Academy entrusted H.P. Cummings Construction Company as the Construction Manager for the remarkable Proctor Academy Proctor Dining Commons project. This transformative undertaking involved the construction of the Proctor Dining Commons, spanning an impressive 18,000 square feet.

The expansion project significantly increased the size of the kitchen, servery area, and dining space available to the Proctor community. The new facility boasts a state-of-the-art kitchen with cutting-edge electric appliances and a stone pizza oven. With its open and airy design, the dining commons offers breathtaking views over Carr Field and the Proctor ski area, creating an inviting atmosphere for students and staff.

Sustainability was a key focus throughout the project. The installation of forty geothermal wells ensures efficient heating and cooling year-round, reducing energy consumption and minimizing environmental impact. The building incorporates passive solar design principles and employs innovative, ultra-low energy kitchen ventilation systems and an optimized building envelope. These measures were carefully implemented to achieve an impressive 60% reduction in heating and cooling energy consumption compared to typical food service facilities.

The meticulous air sealing methods employed during construction resulted in an exceptional air leakage test, measuring just .0545 CFM/SF @ 50P. This remarkable achievement surpassed the specified requirement of .10 CFM/SF @ 50P, further enhancing the building’s energy efficiency and overall performance.

Notably, the Proctor Academy Proctor Dining Commons project is Net Zero Ready, reflecting a commitment to sustainability and responsible energy use.

Working closely with Maclay Architects, H.P. Cummings Construction Company successfully delivered this outstanding facility for Proctor Academy. Our team’s dedication to quality craftsmanship, energy efficiency, and innovative design solutions has created an exceptional space that meets the needs of the Proctor community and aligns with the school’s sustainability goals.

We are proud to have been part of this remarkable project and to have collaborated with Proctor Academy as the owner. H.P. Cummings Construction Company remains committed to delivering exceptional construction projects that exceed expectations and contribute to a sustainable future.

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