When Christian Brothers College (CBC) High School relocated to a new campus, the school wanted a facility that would honor the heritage of the 150-year-old St. Louis institution. The new complex needed to integrate traditional elements into a design for the future.
The most striking feature borrowed from the old school’s design was the strong gothic entryway guarded by twin turrets, rendered in an octagon shape. The new building’s historic look was reinforced with traditional elements such as red brick trimmed with limestone. One piece – an original rose window – was moved from the previous facility.
Grant Masonry’s crew of 30 installed 500,000 face brick, 200,000 block, 700 cubic feet of limestone, and all of the pavers. The masonry portion of the project totaled $3.5 million.