McShane Construction Company was selected by Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep (CRSM), a member of the national network of Cristo Rey schools, to complete the renovation and construction assignment for its new high school campus in Waukegan, Illinois.
The project required the comprehensive transformation of an abandoned big box store into a contemporary educational facility serving over 400 students. The former building structure had no identity and no physical or emotional connection to the community. The design/build team’s challenge was to break down those barriers and develop an innovative design that would inspire the students, faculty, administration and community, while meeting the limited budget.
The 55,000 square foot build out incorporates 18 classrooms, three science laboratories, offices, a cafeteria and a library commons area for students with a new HVAC system controlled by web-based building automation technology.