Cathedral High School's Innovation Center

Cathedral High School's Innovation Center

October 25, 2021

Envoy has built long-standing relationships with school systems throughout Indiana. Our core values of transparency, collaboration and a commitment to job safety ensures that our partnerships with school corporations are successful and project are delivered as expected.

Last month, Envoy completed our most recent education project at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

The project included a new Innovation Center addition which added over 33,000 sq. ft. of STEM classroom space along with a new cafeteria and a 13,173 sq. ft. building renovation that included a new spirit shop and servery.

Envoy project manager, Connor Britt, shared more the project development with the Cathedral High School publication, The Megaphone. “We worked diligently [in 2020] to come up with options that were cost conscious and budget friendly to Cathedral in order to get the final product they wanted. It’s a really cool, modern design that I think is going to promote a lot of great learning.”

The project also included special deliverables, designed specifically for Cathedral, such as the custom lighted wall mural of Mary that included 23,000 LED lights.

The project wasn’t without some challenges. Read more from The Megaphone about the interesting finds underground, including a mysterious tunnel. Britt said at the time, “The Project was challenging with unforeseen site utilities that had to be relocated, but was rewarding to find solutions and push through the issues to keep the project going.”

It was imperative that this project was completed in a timely and effective manner with the utmost safety precautions in place as students were on campus during a portion of this project. To keep the schedule on track, this project was fully coordinated using Building Information Modeling.

“This process enabled us to coordinate all architectural, structural and MEP components ahead of the installation to avoid loss of time, additional rework, and costly revisions,” Britt continued.

Completed and ready for use this September (2021), the new Innovation Center and cafeteria is now a modern addition to the built environment at Cathedral High School. Cathedral leadership and students, along with project partners, held an opening blessing ceremony to celebrate the new student space on September 13.

Envoy is proud to add this project to the portfolio of education project we’ve complete over the years. Check out our other projects here.