Marquette University High School

The addition and renovations prepare the school for a new generation of teaching and learning, while respecting its rich history and Jesuit tradition.

We teamed with Marquette University High School to create a two-story addition and renovation that reflects emerging trends in college preparatory environments and 21st century educational design.

The renovated spaces include a secure entry, campus ministry, counseling, administration areas, faculty offices, and classrooms. The addition includes a new academic success center, large-tiered lecture hall, collaboration areas for large- and small-group instruction, and areas for one-on-one meetings.

A light-filled staircase connects the second and third floors within the addition, and ancillary spaces around the stair provide opportunities for informal gathering and study.


  • American Society of Interior Designers Wisconsin Chapter Award (Bronze)
Students work in front of large windows on the second level of the lounge

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Milwaukee, WI


57,600 sq ft (renovation); 29,000 sq ft (addition)

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Students study in chairs and high-top seating in front of a curved bay of windows in the lower lounge
Students work under a barrel-vaulted ceiling in the school library
An overall view of a renovated lecture room featuring several rows of tiered desks and seating
A view of a science classroom with large windows that provide views and natural light
A view of the terrazzo stair leading to a bright, naturally-lit atrium surrounded by elegant wooden wall panels
A view of the brightly-lit lobby featuring tall clerestory windows and a tile mosaic of the school emblem on the floor
An exterior view of the building's main entrance

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