Elevar is currently working with Moeller High School to implement multi-phase renovations included in their facilities master plan. Archbishop Moeller High School has been educating young men under the Marianist Tradition for 60 years. Their mission is to educate their students to be men of faith, men of academic excellence and men of character. The goal of these facility updates is to provide a state-of-the-art campus where learning and community can be nurtured to its fullest potential. The students of Moeller will enjoy new spaces that cultivate communication and collaboration. Elevar worked with Moeller to develop a strategic phased implementation of their main campus plan, to accommodate an efficient sequence of construction through key areas of the campus over summer breaks and while the campus is occupied.
Phase 1 of Elevar’s scope with the school includes relocating and renovating their primary athletic locker room and music instructional areas. The main campus athletics department has now been consolidated and enhanced at their new modern home in the main campus athletic center. The music instructional program has been consolidated and brought into the theater wing and better positioned for collaborative instrumental, vocal and performing arts. This phase was completed in the Fall of 2020.
Phase 2 involves the renovation and expansion of the Student Commons cafeteria and kitchen areas. The cafeteria will be increased in size and support multiple functions, serving as a gathering place for students throughout the day, as well as connecting to the future innovation hub addition. The kitchen will be completely replaced and modernized to meet the school’s leading-edge food service goals. This phase will be starting construction in Q1 2021 and completed in the summer of 2021.
The first phases were implemented to prepare and set the stage for the Phase 3 addition of the Innovation Hub, a center dedicated to student problem solving. In this new 3-story space, students work together with staff and stakeholders to think about how they will serve tomorrow’s purpose. This dynamic and open space will foster innovative thinking, exploration of new ideas, and examination of art, engineering, and IT. Phase 3 is scheduled to be complete in 2022.
Phase 4 of this project involves an updated auditorium (the former gym of the school) with seating capacity for 500. The new performance space will be multi-functional, designed to serve as a theater, a meeting space, a worship space, and host other special events. In addition, a new secured entrance will be added to the building, inclusive of offices, restrooms, and conference spaces.
The school has been conducting the largest public capital campaign in its history, called Raise the Shield.