Ohio high school renovation focuses on efficiency

Design inspired by principal's experience at airport.

June 20—Airport-inspired countertops are being installed at Hayes High School, in Delaware, Ohio, to make room for the influx of new students in the fall.

Delaware Hayes High School Principal Brad Faust said he recently ate lunch at an airport and was intrigued by the configuration of the space, designed to move people in and out efficiently. Faust said he thought the same idea might work at Hayes, since the building will welcome roughly 105 more students this year than last.

The installation of three new countertops will make room for about 40 students to eat and work -- while standing up -- before moving on to their next class or meeting. Faust said he believes this method will be a more-efficient way for students to eat and work while still congregating in the cafeteria with each other.

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