Looking to the future with respect to the past
Mount Michael Benedictine School is a Catholic preparatory high school with a boarding and day program located in Elkhorn, NE. Mount Michael is a school deeply rooted in academics and faith. BCDM was approached to design a new learning facility that looks to the future while respecting the school’s heritage and campus’ vernacular and context.
Benedictine High School
Values reflected in architecture
After careful analysis, the DJ Sokol Learning for Life Building was oriented across from and on axis with the existing chapel. Precast concrete and brick were chosen for the exterior of the building to match the chapel. Five precast arches with the Benedictine values — service, community, hospitality, moderation, and integrity — inscribed in their face guide students and visitors into the school.