David Lamb Photography
KG+D’s collaboration with Darien High School began with a comprehensive study that explored options for both the expansion and re-imagination of the cafeteria in order to effectively maximize space and seating. The renovated and expanded cafeteria is open and light-filled and looks onto the high school athletic fields. The school’s mascot, The Blue Wave, is featured on an acoustic paneled wall that separates the cafeteria and a connecting corridor. There are various options for dining including counter height bars and seating. A a break-out lounge space utilizes flexible, soft seating and white boards to facilitate informal learning and collaboration.