Fieldhouse and Auditorium Project


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


  • 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


  • 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.



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.


Here is the latest update:

January 2023 Activities
  • The Auditorium and new Mechanical Room concrete slabs were completed
  • The Fieldhouse's remaining sports courts' concrete slab on grades began
  • The Softball Field backstop masonry top cap was completed
  • The Fieldhouse interior masonry continued
  • The Auditorium metal stud walls and wing walls began
February 2023 Activities
  • The Fieldhouse Sports Courts concrete Slab on Grades were completed
  • The Auditorium sound Clouds framing began
  • The Fieldhouse interior masonry continued
  • The Auditorium seating area Metal Stud Walls & Wing Walls were completed
  • The MEP overhead & in-wall rough-ins continued
March 2023 Activities
  • The Auditorium sound Clouds framing & drywall will continue
  • The Softball Field Sports Netting will begin
  • The Softball Field Dugout Roofing systems will be completed
  • The Fieldhouse interior masonry will continue
  • The Auditorium drywall installation will continue
  • The MEP overhead & in-wall rough-ins will continue


Indian Creek Schools dedicated the new turf football field at the varsity field on September 9, with the largest crowd in recorded history.

It was a great day for our community to celebrate the completion of this portion of the construction project and to help cheer the Braves onto victory.


Indian Creek Schools
Indian Creek Schools

Groundbreaking Ceremony

August 11, 2021


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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