Marian High School in Omaha, Nebraska, officially opens the Haddix Academic Center on the all-girls school campus. The project broke ground in May of 2018 and was completed in time for school to start this fall.
"The Haddix Academic Center is an absolute game-changer for Marian," said school President Mary Higgins. "It's in the center of the building, accessible to all students and faculty, and it's energetic and colorful; the kids love it!"
The entire project provided more than just a new front door and academic center. There is the addition of the new chapel, renovated classrooms and hallways — also, the addition of a teachers’ lounge and workroom. Assistant Principal Rochelle Rohlfs was in charge of managing the construction efforts for Marian.
"I enjoyed working with MCL Construction and walking in week by week and seeing all the change," said Rohlfs. The parts I won't miss are all the details and the decisions to make and the on-the-fly issues that come up."
Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture designed the project and Morrissey Engineering assisted as the mechanical and electrical engineer for the project.
MCL Construction has completed several projects on the Marian Campus including the Performing Arts Center, the new Chemistry labs, and the Bluetique which serves as the school store.
"I have a long history with Marian High School," said MCL Construction President Bob Carlisle. "My sisters went to school here, my oldest daughter went to school here. I know the value of Catholic education and building for a school that means so much to my family is of great importance to me personally and MCL Construction."
"My heart just gets mushy when I think about how much I appreciate what MCL Construction, Alley Poyner Macchietto, and Morrissey Engineering did for us this entire project," said Higgins. "I trusted their integrity 100%. I trusted their work ethic and the way they handled the work professionally."
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