Magnificat High School: Renovating for Better Learning
“Surround Learning”, coined by Sister Helen Jean Novy, is a concept that connects the physical environment, new learning methodologies, and information and communication technologies for creating a holistic and enriched learning experience. The spaces that comprise the hub of the school are the Resource Center, Student Cafeteria, Large Group Instruction (LGI), Business and Technology Center (BTC), and the Faculty/Staff Lunch Room. The goal for re-designing these spaces was to create a greater seamlessness between learning and the physical environment. To begin the process, FI conducted a series of immersive Discovery Workshops which included Magnificat students, faculty, parents, and community members.
Saint Martin de Porres Master Planning and Design
Founded in 2003, Saint Martin de Porres High School is modeled after Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago and is a member of the Cristo Rey Network. The Cristo Rey Network of schools was established for students in communities that have limited access to private education. The Corporate Work Study Program, the hallmark of the Cristo Rey Network, is also an integral component of the mission of Saint Martin de Porres High School, which is to transform urban Cleveland one student at a time. The workplace learning that each student experiences will be an integral part of his or her development as a scholar, as a professional, and as a person. The Master Plan and design of this school combines old and new build solutions that unifies the campus.