Dining Hall

Springside School | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A new flexible dining hall was a contemporary addition to the mid-century buildings on Springside School’s campus. It provided seating for up to 300 in a single room designed with distinct sections for Lower, Middle, and Upper School girls. The central volume was designed to be divided to accommodate formal events or meetings. Windows with exterior sunshades provided views over the campus’s playing fields and brought ample natural light into the dining areas, while a porch offered students the option to dine outside.

The dining service was changed from traditional line-based service to scatter service, further enhancing the efficiency and comfort of the space. Near the servery entrance, a flexible new multi-purpose space was positioned in the middle of the central corridor; it was designed for informal socializing, studying or for exhibits of student work.


Associated Builders and Contractors Southeast Pennsylvania Chapter, Excellence in Construction Award, 1994

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Size: 9,500 sf
Budget: $926,000


Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape

Dining Hall

Springside School | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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