Enhancing Gods Natural Architecture with First of its Kind Catholic School

St. Mary’s Springs Academy

Fond du Lac, WI

Existing 104,379 s.f., Addition 91,550 s.f.

Services Provided: Civil, Electrical, Lighting Design, Structural

A much anticipated construction, renovation and improvement project brings state-of-the-art consolidated K-12 school into the future.

A 90,000 SF plus 4-story expansion and renovation of the existing school includes a new gym, outdoor classroom and play space, integrated learning and communal spaces for students and staff. The focal point is the new, highly visible, second story chapel and tower. The chapel’s exposed custom glulam timber roof trusses and tongue and groove wood decking bring a natural reverence to the space. The tower is an homage to a previous structure that graced the site for over a century but was removed for this new addition. Typical construction is composite floor deck on steel frame with masonry shear walls.

The civil engineering for the development included WDOT coordination with future roadway realignment, stormwater management for the entire campus, creation of an athletic master plan and new parking lot areas as well as a new walkway and stairs connecting the school to a new synthetic play surface.