St. Vincent-St. Mary High School Master Plan
Selected through a design competition, Westlake Reed Leskosky completed a Master Plan for this co-educational, college preparatory Catholic High School in Akron, Ohio. The goals for the project were to give vision and direction to the campus for the next decade and beyond, while expressing the school's Catholic mission, displaying the energy and excitement of campus activities, and creating a legacy of fellowship for future generations of students, faculty and alumni/ae.
The Master Plan suggests a fully integrated academic, athletic, and spiritual campus for this institution that currently serves 630 students. The completed campus will possess approximately 180,000 sf of buildings, athletic facilities, spiritual sanctuaries, campus spaces, walks, and parking areas-all serviced and maintained with efficient and environmentally sensitive building systems. The new and re-imaged campus will be rendered with a common palette of materials informed by the robust stone, masonry, copper and tile roofs of the existing St. Vincent and St. Mary Parish buildings and the geology of the Cuyahoga Valley. The Master Plan also shapes the landscape in order to broaden or focus view corridors and enhance campus experience. Further investigations will seek to incorporate features of the nearby Cuyahoga Valley into the campus, blurring campus boundaries and encouraging this urban school to meld into the natural surroundings.
Westlake Reed Leskosky is currently implementing a first phase of work that includes an athletic building (gymnasium, wrestling room, fitness facility, locker rooms) and renovation of the existing school's public spaces.