Chico High School, Lincoln Center (Dining)

Chico, CA
Chico High School, Lincoln Center, Exterior at Dusk

Chico Unified School District was interested in renovating their current food service and athletic facilities to enhance the social and community-use spaces on the Chico High School campus. 

Chico Sr. High School had a need for an updated dining/kitchen facility and additional space for athletics.  After assessing the existing cafeteria (Lincoln Hall) it was deemed in the best interest of the school to replace the cafeteria rather than modernize. The Design Team presented the option to combine the two needed functions into a single building, preserving the inner-campus core and saving the District over $1 million in construction costs. 

The new Lincoln Center is a 20,000 SF facility that includes dining/kitchen, indoor/outdoor seating and an auxiliary gym. This new facility provides flexible space for events and afterschool programs and serves the nutritional, social, and athletic needs of the students. The layout embraces the quad and together they become the core of campus culture.

Social engagement enriches the educational experience and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and creation of a support network. The Lincoln Center supports the impetus for social interaction.  Students have multiple healthy food options in a “food court” setting, access to Wi-Fi and charging stations. It is now more appealing to stay on campus for lunch.  Student safety has improved and truancy to afternoon classes is reduced because students are not driving or walking off campus for lunch.

The Auxiliary Gym acts as the event gym for volleyball and wrestling competitions as well as additional space for PE classes. The adjacency to the dining hall provides great benefits during tournaments and gives teams a place to wait, have a meal and socialize before competition.

Chico High School, Lincoln Center, Exterior at Dusk
Chico High School, Lincoln Center, Exterior at Dusk
Chico High School, Lincoln Center Auxilliary Gym (Connected to Dining)
Chico High School, Lincoln Center Auxilliary Gym (Connected to Dining)
Lincoln Center (Dining), Roll-Up Doors Opened on Sunny Day
Lincoln Center (Dining), Roll-Up Doors Opened, Indoor / Outdoor Seating
Lincoln Center, Indoor / Outdoor Seating
Lincoln Center, Indoor / Outdoor Seating
Lincoln Center, Students dining enjoying outdoor breezes
Lincoln Center, Students dining enjoying outdoor breezes
Lincoln Center, Students dining enjoying outdoor breezes
Lincoln Center, Students dining enjoying outdoor breezes
Lincoln Center (Dining), Custom designed signage for food court appeal
Lincoln Center (Dining), Custom designed signage for food court appeal
Lincoln Center, Students dining enjoying outdoor breezes
Lincoln Center, Students dining enjoying outdoor breezes
Lincoln Center, Students dining enjoying outdoor breezes
Lincoln Center, Students dining enjoying outdoor breezes
Chico High School, Lincoln Center (Dining)
Chico High School, Lincoln Center, Kitchen
Chico High School, Lincoln Center, Kitchen
Chico High School, Lincoln Center, Kitchen
Chico High School, Lincoln Center, Kitchen
Lincoln Center Auxiliary Gym
Lincoln Center Auxiliary Gym
Lincoln Center Auxiliary Gym
Lincoln Center Auxiliary Gym
Lincoln Center Floor Plan
Lincoln Center Floor Plan