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Savio Hall & Sacred Heart Chapel
Don Bosco Preparatory High School

Savio Hall & Sacred Heart Chapel

Don Bosco Preparatory High School

Transforming the Heart of the Campus


The new buildings and landscape transformed the center of the campus from a parking lot to a collegiate-style quadrangle, creating a hub of student activity. Savio Hall, a new 32,000-SF building with dining and kitchen facilities and upper-level classrooms, completes the fourth side of the academic campus and defines the new quadrangle. Its character draws on the traditional architecture of the adjacent 1915 landmark St. John’s Hall, balancing the rhythmic forms, proportion and scale of brick arches with the transparency of large expanses of glass. The glazed double-height dining hall acts as an extension of the outdoor quadrangle, enlivening both spaces.

Emphasizing the School’s Mission


On axis with the new Savio Hall and the relocated Founder’s statue, Sacred Heart Chapel is a 1,500-SF addition to Immaculata Hall. Inspired by the scale and form of Tuscan hillside chapels, it rests on a stepped plinth and raised linear plaza used for social gatherings. The large colored glass windows and crosses clearly define the chapel’s purpose and reinforce the visibility of faith and the school’s mission at the heart of the campus.

Project Details

Project Lead:

Thomas P. Rowe, AIA

James Wisniewski, AIA

Location:

Ramsey, New Jersey

Size:

Savio Hall 32,000 SF

Sacred Heart Chapel 1,500 SF

Completion Date:

2017

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