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.


June 2022

Here is the latest update:

May 2022 Activities

  • The Auditorium interior structural steel was substantially completed minus the catwalks
  • The Fieldhouse pre-cast wall panels were substantially completed
  • The Fieldhouse structural steel was delivered and started erection
  • The Fieldhouse south parking lot was lime stabilized
  • The existing Bus Garage, Maintenance Building and Radio Tower were demolished

June 2022 Activities

  • The Auditorium interior structural steel will be detailed, and roof decking installed (weather dependent)
  • The “Summertime Work” in the Natatorium corridor will begin
  • The Fieldhouse structural steel will continue erection (weather dependent)
  • The Fieldhouse and Auditorium south parking lot will be paved (weather dependent)

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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