ADG has worked with Oklahoma’s longest-standing high school, Mount St. Mary Catholic High School, first on a campus master plan, then on infrastructure improvements, athletic fields, a new press box and classroom renovations.
A groundbreaking was held this spring for the Commons and Kitchen Addition at the 112-year-old landmark institution. The project will create a new, 11,000 square-foot building to replace the current cramped cafeteria that seats just 80 students. The new building will seat 300 students, have two serving lines, a coffee shop and a salad bar. The current kitchen will triple in size to 1,900 square feet to facilitate faster mealtime preparation and an improved work environment for food service staff members.
Commons interiors are elegant, modern and durable, as befits the iconic 1904 structure. The expansion adjoins the school’s front entrance and offers students a new front door to campus. The project also completes ADG-designed ADA improvements that started with landscaping and circulation improvements on the west side of campus several years ago.
The commons will also be used to bring the community to campus, serving as a conference center and meeting space. “The Mount” as the school calls itself takes its goals of being a beacon to its Capitol Hill neighborhood seriously.