Extent and Type of Work Performed
The new high school was constructed in two phases “around’ the existing school, which was required to remain in-place and operational thru out the design and construction of the new building. The existing cafeteria is able to be utilized during construction of the all new cafeteria and kitchen. The new cafeteria has a self-sustaining full production kitchen while the serving area is set up for beautiful merchandising of fresh foods. In addition there is a separate serving line and dining area for the 9th grade students.
The design included a state of the art culinary center in the new school expansion that can accommodate up to 50 students at any given time. The culinary center has forty feet of cooking equipment, food prep areas and food storage area. The teaching kitchen has a bakery department and is the perfect lab for teaching future food and beverage professionals. Equipment systems were designed into more than 7,000 ft2 of foodservice production area.
DeKalb County Board of Education
Milton Pate Architects
Dates of Design and Construction
Began: 2009 / Completed: 2010
Foodservice Cost and Size
Main: $400,000 / 7,000 ft2
Culinary: $400,000 / 2,000 ft2