When Davenport High school wanted to update its cafeteria, it surveyed students and staff, then worked with the design team to renovate the 9,000-square-foot area. This involved reinventing every aspect of the cafeteria. The goal was to capture the attention, respect and, ultimately, the patronage of students. The new look did all that and much more with bright, bold ASSOCIATED FIRMREIMAGEING Associates, LLC and Steve Tilly, ArchitectCOST PER SQ FT$47.74FEATURED IN2002 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYCafeterias/Food-Service Areas and dramatic images that give the area the feel of a food court.
The serving area has eight stations, which provide a wide range of choices—meat and potatoes, pasta and burgers, Chinese and Mexican fare, and subs. After selecting food items, students exit through grocery store-style cashier stands—a cash lane and five cashless express lanes.
Seating options include booths, stand-up tables and traditional tables with flexible-back chairs. The walls have large graphic prints with motivational inscriptions. The area also serves as a study hall and is open to community, parent and extracurricular groups for meetings after school hours.