Brocton Central School, Cafeteria and Servery

Brocton, New York

  • FIRM

    LaBella Associates


    Brocton Central School

  • AREA

    8,500 sq.ft.





The original cafeteria at Brocton Central School was built in the 1960s, and until this project, nothing had changed. That meant traditional serving lines in an institutional setting that lacked vibrancy. The district wanted to give its students varied menu choices and an enhanced dining experience to foster interaction and stimulate their senses.
As a result, LaBella ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMSiracuse Engineers, Tallinger AssociatesCOST PER SQ FT$199.00FEATURED IN2017 Educational Interiors ShowcaseINTERIOR CATEGORYCafeterias/Food-Service Areas expanded the cafeteria into an adjacent space and introduced a market-style servery, where middle and high school students could select items from a variety of choices. A separate serving line was established for younger students, who generally require more assistance in preparing their food trays.
The existing roof structure was exposed, and large translucent skylights were incorporated for abundant natural light. Layered walls evoke the waves of nearby Lake Erie, and vibrant colors were applied to the patterns of the terrazzo floor as well as to the lighting fixtures, ductwork and furniture, imparting a lively and dynamic setting.