This renovation marks the entry of the nationally branded Cristo Rey High School into the Atlanta market. Cristo Rey High School serves low-income students by giving them a college-prep education and work experience in a corporate office.
The 39,000 square-foot building was the former location of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta headquarters and is located in the heart of Midtown, close to Marta transportation for easy accessibility.
The scope of work included demolition, abatement, and build-out of the building’s second floor, including 20 classrooms, a cafeteria, worship center, exercise room, locker rooms, and administrative offices. Sound walls were built throughout the space, and the mechanical and electrical systems were reconstructed to serve the new layout. New modern, code-compliant restroom stacks were added to each floor to accommodate the student body, and exit stairs were all brought up to code. The old VAT floor was first encapsulated and then covered with new flooring. All work was completed on a fast tracked schedule to open the school in time for the new school year.