Our campus is bustling with activity this month. Students are back and settling into the routine of the new school year and workers are moving forward and making exciting improvements to our school.
Almost immediately after opening convocation in August, the pews were removed to make way for improved and extended seating. Contractors saved the decorative end caps and will add them to the new pews when they are reinstalled. We are currently sampling paint schemes before we select a final color palate. Our goal is to restore this holy space to the original design intent of its architect, the renowned Thomas Kimball. This includes repairing damaged plaster, improving lighting and audio systems, and highlighting design features that tell the story of the Religious of the Sacred Heart in America and Omaha.
Work is moving quickly and progress is impossible to miss. The auditorium’s floor and ceiling have been removed and crews have begun the process to transform the space into a modern theater. When complete, this space will feature tiered seating with better sight lines, improved lighting and audio systems, and an improved backstage area.