Bringing New Form and Function to Historic Campus Space

Shattuck-St. Mary’s School, an Episcopal day and boarding school in Faribault, Minn., is rich with history, and its campus is no exception. To help Shattuck-St. Mary’s achieve their vision and embrace its history, Opus Design Build renovated and expanded the Phelps Infirmary, the campus’ oldest building, into The Inn at Shattuck-St. Mary’s.

The project breathed new life into the 147-year-old building, transforming it into a multipurpose facility for the school and community. The Inn creates an Episcopal retreat center and provides accommodations for campus visitors.

Opus remodeled the existing structure and added 10,200 square feet of new space to the two-story building, which includes:

  • a large meeting room with adjustable partitions,
  • a catering kitchen,
  • a bar and lounge area that can be used for meetings and events and
  • 12 guest suites.

Opus tapped into its institutional construction and design-build expertise to seamlessly merge old and new, ensuring cohesion between The Inn and the rest of Shattuck-St. Mary’s campus.