Creekside Middle School

Carmel, Indiana

  • FIRM

    Fanning Howey


    Carmel Clay Schools

  • AREA

    248,891 sq.ft.





Designed as a hyper-flexible environment with a timeless aesthetic, the cafeteria at Creekside Middle School serves the diverse needs of 1,200 students.

On any given day, the large, open space acts as the main student entrance, a major circulation node, the dining area, a venue for large-group instruction, and an after-hours event lobby. To accommodate the variety ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$124.00FEATURED IN2005 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYCafeterias/Food-Service Areas uses, the cafeteria was equipped with a collection of loose chairs, tables and booths.

Design elements focus on creating a more intimate atmosphere within the larger space. Teal, blue and burgundy colors come together to create a dynamic palette.

Alternating wall treatments and windows line the side walls and establish a sense of rhythm and structure, while undulating patterns create a contrasting feel of movement and flow.

A large mural on six-inch ceramic tiles dominates the far wall. Sweeping lines, circles and other bold forms create a work of art that mirrors the energy of the space. The pattern is repeated on the terrazzo floor and in the food-service area.