Cord Hall at St. John’s Northwestern Academy
2015 Completed Project: Delafield, WI
St. John’s Northwestern Academy selected MSI General to design and renovate the second floor of Cord Hall to create a new collaborative learning environment. In three months, five classrooms were transformed into a larger space now known as The Armer Family Learning Commons. This open-concept space provides a modern, flexible, and welcoming environment for cadets to study, collaborate, and access all SJNMA learning services in one location. The library was streamlined to provide more efficient access to books and print resources. As a part of the renovation, a space known as The Totzke Learning Center provides personalized academic support for cadets, and an exciting new peer tutoring program. The Information Technology help desk is centrally located and provides easy access to support and instruction. The Learning Commons also features a computer lab used for programming classes, Project Lead the Way engineering classes and general computer use. This design created a multi-function learning environment.
War Memorial Room at St. John’s Northwestern Academy
2018 Completed Project: Delafield, WI
Dedicated on May 20, 2018 the renovated War Memorial Room was relocated from Farrend Hall Gymnasium to the rotunda of DeKoven Hall. The previous location was tucked away on campus and rarely had visitors. The new memorial room is centrally located in DeKoven Hall, just behind the Academy Crest in the rotunda. The crest and memorial room reinforce the pride in the Academy, the great cadets who have served past and present. The War Memorial Room was intended to be a hallowed place to remind us of the sacrifices these young men made to secure our freedoms. The memorial is a tribute to academy men and women who died in service, starting from World War I through today’s war on terror. As a part of this project, the MSI General team worked with an Eagle Scout Cadet to organize the displays and support his newly developed on-line program to search for cadets who are memorialized.