PS 16K – Leonard Dunkly Elementary, Cafeteria

  • Client:
    School Construction Authority
  • Location:
    Brooklyn, New York
  • Project Size:
    6,700 Square Feet
  • Completed:
    2011

Cafeteria Renovation and Upgrade

The original Leonard Dunkly Elementary School building is shared by two schools. Around 700 students pass through the Cafeteria daily, using it for meals, after school programs, and various school and after-school programs. The servery is designed as a wrapped steel counter with roll down perforated metal doors and new kitchen equipment planned to accommodate two simultaneous lines of students. An additional kitchen storage area was created with partial-height walls and display / seating niches carved out of it for the main cafeteria. The main circulation path which sweeps through the middle of the cafeteria is defined by columns and accentuated by a curved soffit and linear column mounted lights down the entire row. Wainscot tile hues change from the primarily white tile walls at the perimeter to yellow and blue colored accent tiles of the columns. Floors on both sides of the path are given large scale patterns to highlight all three seating areas.

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