Creating spaces that have meaning is a fundamental goal of architecture. When a space comes with meaning as a programmatic mandate, the design should have the confidence to be intrinsic to the mission without unnecessarily shaping it.
JW Hallahan is one of the oldest Catholic High Schools in the United States. Seeking to reflect the more modern Catholic educational method, the school has undertaken the renovation of the two most visible spaces to visitors from the outside: the Main Office and the School Chapel - both located at the front entrance to the block long school. The renovations, while limited to the interior, seek to breathe new light and color into the spaces creating rooms that reflect the Catholic faith and the respect they have for the visitor.