The transformative two-story addition and renovation at Marquette University High School are part of a phased master plan that maximizes emerging trends in college preparatory environments and 21st Century educational design while maintaining the rich history and tradition of this Jesuit high school. Renovated spaces include the Henke Center entrance, controlled security, campus ministry, counseling, administration areas/faculty offices, and classrooms. Additions include a new academic success center, large tiered lecture hall, collaboration areas for large or small group instruction, and areas for one-on-one meetings.
A light-filled vertical circulation connects the second and third floors within the addition and ancillary spaces around the stair provide beautiful options for informal gathering and study. On the third floor, an outdoor “porch” hugs the addition providing students the ability to study outside or simply step out for fresh air. Natural light abounds while re-programming has improved departmental adjacencies benefitting students, staff and faculty.
Awards: American Society of Interior Designers | Wisconsin Chapter – Bronze Award, Educational K-12 Category, 2016