Fieldhouse and Auditorium Project

CHANGING THE FACE OF INDIAN CREEK SCHOOLS

In one of our largest projects in decades, Indian Creek Schools is constructing a new Fieldhouse and Auditorium.

The projects replace an auditorium (constructed in 1976) and a student activities center. Both buildings will be attached to the rear of the high school, with the existing natatorium between them.

Indian Creek Schools

THE FIELDHOUSE

  • 68,000 square feet of space
  • Suspended track
  • Three regulation basketball courts
  • Wrestling room
  • Multipurpose room
  • Weight room
  • Cardio fitness room
  • Concession area
Indian Creek Schools

THE AUDITORIUM

  • 26,700 square feet of space
  • State-of-the-art auditorium
  • 916 seats for audiences
  • Theatrical lighting
  • Fly curtails
  • Scene shop
  • Greenroom
  • Orchestra pit and shell

Financial Information

Cost - Approximately $30 million to $33.5 million

Funding - Bond financing for this project will raise the overall school tax rate by 10 cents, in addition to other revenue sources.

Public Process - After two 1028 public hearings regarding the funding proposal in November and December of 2019, the public had 30 days to file a remonstrance or a petition against the proposed increase. No remonstrance was filed. The project is not expensive enough to warrant a referendum. Therefore, this project is proceeding as planned.

Architect

Lancer+Beebe

Lancer+Beebe earned the Best in Category / K-12 Education award at the biennial International Interior Design Association, Indiana Chapter 2021 IDEA Awards.

Construction Manager

The Hagerman Group

Since 1908, Hagerman has been a leader in the construction industry, earning the trust of their clients and providing innovative ideas to further develop efficient delivery of construction services.

Groundbreaking Ceremony

August 11, 2021

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING

about the project

"The construction of a new auditorium and fieldhouse will change the face of our NHJ school campus, but, more importantly, these two new facilities will allow our students to perform and compete at a higher level that will significantly improve and grow our fine arts and athletic programs. Exciting times to be at The Creek!"

- Dr. Tim Edsell, NHJ United School Corporation Superintendent

"As a long-time educator in our community, I am thrilled to work with the school board to bring this project to fruition. We look forward to watching our students, staff, and community benefit from this expansion."

 - Judy Misiniec, NHJ United School Corporation Board President. 


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