A new central community hub, The Salata Technology + Innovation Center brings together student life and STEAM for Cathedral Prep students. Fielding worked with leadership and stakeholders through a discovery and visioning process to design this 3 story addition which serves the dual purpose of a dining and learning space which supports a new vision for teaching and learning.
A strong sense of community is felt on the ground level as a new entry acts as an open gateway to the school. A “knowledge market,” dining, gathering stairs, and enhanced circulation opportunities harmoniously blend with and honor the school’s former façade which offers a prominent connection to the original building. Above, new opportunities are presented in a third floor STEAM Hub.
The fact that we can keep old parts of the building and incorporate new parts really shows we can go to new levels but still remember our true selves.”
These new teaching and learning environments are thoughtfully connected using a variety of Fielding’s Design Patterns to include space for:
Additionally, the former pool space has been divided to create a dance studio and fitness center, and the Prep library has been transformed into a chapel.
Video Credit: Cathedral Prep and MenajErie Studio