Rio Grande High School was a great opportunity for Elkay Interior Systems to treat the cafeteria as one entity through design and space planning – both strong elements of our education capabilities. School spirit is a recurring theme in this project, with the "Rattlers" snake mascot acting as a large influence in the choices of furniture, art, and décor throughout the environment. This included the curved ceiling art and booths, designed to mimic and enhance the mascot.
EIS elevated the effect of the floor and wall tiles with finishes and colors representing the school. School pride is further represented in the diamond imagery signifying snake skin, as well as a unique take on the tv monitor wraps by creating a 4-sided ‘jumbotron’. The graphic designers gave this area a life of its own, showcasing EIS’s ability to work with existing spaces and transform them to meet the partner's vision.