In 2000 Loyola High School began its Facilities Master Plan. While not increasing enrollment, the school wanted to add a chapel, student center, science classrooms, laboratories, performing arts classrooms, administrative offices and athletic facilities. Working with the school community, we generated multiple master plan schemes, and in the intervening years three buildings have been renovated, housing the performing arts and music departments and administrative offices.
The William H. Hannon Science Hall and Ardolf Academic Center is the first new building to be completed. This facility adds chemistry, physics, earth science and computer labs, a large lecture hall, general education classrooms, and counseling and administrative offices. The L-shaped structure provides the first corner of a large tree filled plaza where Loyola students gather and have lunch. Future phases will complete the quadrangle. The building's subtle blend of red brick walls and dark grey slate roofing reflect the materials of the existing buildings, while tan precast concrete panels imbedded with religious imagery combine with silver aluminum panels to provide a contemporary yet timeless design.
|Client:||Loyola High School|