By Matt Porta
"As the cost of construction continues to rise, the need for schools to maximize every square foot of space is paramount. The cafeteria is one space vital to each and every school, yet in most cases is only utilized for a few hours throughout the day. Cafeterias need to be large enough to hold one third of the student population for lunch and must be durable and easy to clean. If programmed, designed and constructed thoughtfully, the cafeteria can also serve as a fully functional, flexible multi-use space that can be used throughout the day." Read more.