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Science & Innovation Center

Design & Construction

Inspiring Design

The Science & Innovation Center will provide students opportunities to learn and grow far beyond what our current buildings can offer. Working with our partners, Larson-Incitti Architects and Saunders Construction, we will add 65,000 square feet of intentionally designed classrooms, flexible spaces and furniture, and cutting-edge technology. The building will encourage collaboration and experimentation and elevate the educational experience for every student.

Construction Timelapse

Construction Progress

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  • REGIS JESUIT BREAKS GROUND ON SCIENCE & INNOVATION CENTER

    Regis Jesuit High School broke ground last Friday, August 12, 2022 on the new 65,000-sq.-ft. Science & Innovation Center in front of a large crowd of students, parents, faculty, administrators and dedicated donors. This new building will serve every student and exponentially expand project-based learning and collaboration among the school’s 1700 young men and women. Its programming will elevate the STEM offerings and further complement the strong liberal arts curriculum in Regis Jesuit’s unique single-gender instruction model. An 8000-sq.-ft. Innovation Center and maker space with state-of-the-art technology and equipment will bring student projects to life in tangible, physical forms. True to the school’s Catholic, Jesuit mission, dedicated prayer and reflection space will allow students to contemplate the impact of their ideas as they collaborate with peers, teachers and alumni to gain practical knowledge and skills they can use to create solutions to serve our community and our world. 
  • GROUNDWORK BEGINS

    On June 15, the initial groundwork to prep the construction site began. Dirt from McNicholas Green will be used for backfilling and to address issues with two retention ponds that must be resolved to allow the work to progress.
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FAQs

List of 10 frequently asked questions.

  • Who will get to use the Science & Innovation Center?

    All students will have the opportunity to utilize the resources of this new building. Like the Steele Center, the common spaces will serve both our young men and women, while the classes offered will remain primarily single-gender as they are across the rest of campus. 
    Though the curricular focus of the space is largely on the sciences and technology, all curricular areas will be able to utilize the Innovation Center and other tools in the building to enhance their pedagogy.
  • What will be included in the building?

    The Science & Innovation Center will provide a welcoming entrance to our campus that will serve our current and prospective families, alumni and mission partners in a space that showcases our Catholic, Jesuit mission and identity. 
    All science courses will be taught in the new building, along with courses in fine arts and media technology. There will also be space for clubs, presentations and community gatherings. 
    See the What's Inside page of our website for the complete list of what the building will include.
  • Will we be able to tour the new building?

    During the initial months of construction, access to the building will be limited. As the exterior structure is completed, we will begin offering scheduled tours for small groups, including parents and students. 

    A virtual tour of the building is coming soon!
  • When will the relocation and enhancement of the tennis facility take place?

    The tennis courts will be relocated to the open land on the southeast end of campus. Pending securing funding, we are targeting having an enhanced facility that has seven courts, a shade structure and additional parking completed for the beginning of the 2023-24 school year.
  • When will the two multi-sport athletic fields be completed?

    We aim to have the new fields completed and ready for use no later than 2025 pending securing of the funding needed for the project.
  • What are the funding priorities of Inspire & Ignite 2025?

    Our Inspire & Ignite 2025 Strategic Plan is focused on four Bold Moves for Regis Jesuit and includes three primary funding initiatives: 
    • Access & Affordability
    • Academic Enhancements
    • Athletic Improvements
    Learn more about the funding priorities of our Strategic Vision.
  • Where will the tennis teams practice and compete?

    Construction of the Science & Innovation Center requires the relocation of the tennis courts. For the 2022-23 school year, both the Boys and Girls Tennis Teams will use Colorado Athletic Club at Inverness courts for practices and to host home matches.
  • Where will the teams and clubs that use McNicholas Green practice/play?

    We are fortunate to have nine athletic fields on campus. Teams or clubs like Special Olympics Unified Sports, that have used McNicholas Green for their practices or games will utilize these other fields. Some groups may still be able to use the 80 feet of the Green that will still be accessible during construction for their activities.
  • Is there any impact to parking for athletic events?

    Though construction in the short term will reduce the number of parking spaces on campus by just over 50 spots, the remaining lots on campus will be in full use. Additionally, we are partnering with our neighbors at Arapahoe Crossings to utilize part of their parking lots for games and other activities where we expect an increased need for parking within walking distance of campus.
    Ultimately, at the conclusion of these projects, we will increase parking capacity on our campus.
  • Are these the last capital projects the school will be undertaking? Is there a campus master plan?

    The capital projects associated with our Inspire & Ignite 2025 Strategic Plan are part of a larger campus master plan that was approved in 2018. There are several other phases of campus enhancements, especially focused on athletics, planned and slated to be addressed in the next 15-20 years.

Eco-Friendly Design and Clean Energy

The Science & Innovation Center will be sustainably designed to steward our precious resources wisely. Rooftop solar arrays will generate cleaner, more efficient electricity for the building as well as for the grid. Indoor garden systems and living walls will purify the air, reduce ambient temperature and noise, and promote health and well-being

Floorplans and Renderings

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  • George Mitsuoka, Director of the Innovation Center

    We hope to inspire students with ambitious hands-on projects, motivating and teaching them new skills, providing them with opportunities to build confidence, and instilling within them a sense of personal responsibility to take on the world’s challenges.
Digging has begun!
Official groundbreaking celebration coming in August

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