Opus Delivers Catholic School Activity Center Ahead of Schedule for Our Lady of Grace

Established in 1949, Our Lady of Grace Catholic School is dedicated to the spiritual and academic growth of its students in a supportive environment that helps foster their desire to serve the greater community and grow their faith. When they needed an Activity Center that would also accommodate growth in the middle school and pre-school, they chose Opus' Client Direct Services to design and build an addition.

The 54,744-square-foot addition is a flexible space that includes a gym with locker rooms and preschool, kindergarten and middle school classrooms. The middle school classrooms feature collaboration areas that highlight innovation and learning on display. The gym includes a stage for school performances and a basketball court that can be used as one main court, two smaller courts or a volleyball court.

The exterior design features precast walls with brick and cast stone that matches the historic existing buildings on campus. School medallions and a simple cross are incorporated into the cast stone design. The pre-function space includes custom millwork and a fireplace.

Using their unique design-build delivery method, Opus effectively accelerated the construction schedule. This gave Our Lady of Grace the ability to begin moving into their new space one month before the start of the school year, and ultimately ahead of the project's schedule.