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03 Bloomington High School, New Cafetorium

The original cafeteria building at Bloomington High School, constructed in 1962 for a population of roughly 900 students, quickly grew outdated and overcrowded as the towns of Bloomington, Colton, Fontana, and Riverside prospered. The new cafetorium makes the campus, which now has more than 2,000 students, into a contemporary, adaptable, and flexible learning environment, where dietary and educational programs are fully supported.

With its expressive structure and detailed interpretations of post and beam construction, the design of the New Cafetorium is contextual to the existing campus. The new cafetorium features large, store-front windows, skylights, a full-prep kitchen, and a central stage. The windows and skylights make ample use of the beautiful, natural daylight. Flowing with the ordinary ingress/egress of students, the windows also provide proper accessibility, safety, and security. With its multipurpose space and new nutritional offerings, it is a facility that supports diverse needs.


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