Milwaukee Catholic School to Undergo Massive Renovation

MILWAUKEE — Divine Savior Holy Angels High School (DSHA), an all-girls Roman Catholic school, held a groundbreaking ceremony and Catholic mass service on May 1 celebrating the beginning of the school’s $12.5 million enhancement project. The project was funded entirely by the Building on Our Faith campaign intended to help the school provide a stronger education for future students.

Locally based Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) worked with DHSA to develop a master plan that includes renovation solutions and provides visual continuity and physical connectivity between the new and existing buildings that make up the school.

“As a proud parent of a DSHA graduate, I have felt blessed to be part of this key project in helping continue the strong DSHA tradition,” said Greg Uhen, CEO of EUA, in a statement. “The forward-thinking solutions being implemented through this campaign will benefit students for years to come.”

The school will receive several enhancements to accommodate for growing enrollment. The R.J. Fridl Commons area adjacent to the gym will link The Quad to the new health and wellness center and academic wing. The new 32,000-square-foot Sarah M. Hegarty Fitness Center will feature a new three-station gymnasium and expanded fitness facilities.

The Sylvia R. DuBois Chapel and Campus Ministry Center will also undergo a dramatic renovation, which will move the former chapel to its original central placement in the school. Offices and programming spaces for the campus ministry program will surround it. The school will also receive new instruction and rehearsal space for vocal and instrumental ensembles as well as six new general-purpose classrooms that will accommodate DSHA’s capacity enrollment and its growing curriculum.

The Sarah M. Hegarty Fitness Center was made possible by a $500,000 gift from the Majerus Family Foundation. The various phases of the project are scheduled to reach completion in 2015.