CDH Infrastructure Proceeds, New Entrance and Gathering Space Approved

October 10, 2018

The proposed new entrance will enhance the exterior design of the campus, face Albert Street, and replace the Activity Entrance.

Frank Miley, President is excited to announce that the Cretin-Derham Hall Board of Directors unanimously approved the construction of a new entryway and gathering space at the site of the current Activity Center entrance. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and the Christian Brothers will provide final approval soon.

The new space will enhance the school's ability to serve students while providing an outstanding educational experience for all. Plans for the new gathering space include seating areas for small groups, a fireplace, piano and more.

"This new entrance will become our new 'front door,' explained Miley. "The welcoming space will also provide much-needed gathering space for our students, both during the school day, as well as before and after school."

With a commitment to preserving and enhancing the current architecture, Architect Ben Beery '03, has submitted the preliminary drawings of the space. Greater detail on the space will be shared in the months ahead as planning progresses.  

Miley points out that no parking spaces will be sacrificed in the construction of the new addition
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The scope of the infrastructure project already in progress was upgraded to also include new doors in the B building and fire sprinklers in the A and B buildings. Most of this work will be completed during the summer of 2019.

The Board also authorized Miley to embark on a Capital Campaign to fund these upgrades and additions. The quiet phase of the campaign is well underway.

"No tuition dollars or operating budget will be used for these projects,"  explained Miley.

Inside, the welcoming entrance will greet visitors, as well as, provide a much-needed gathering space for students, faculty, and staff. 

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