HGC completed the LaSalle High School exterior and interior renovations at the end of August—just in time for the beginning of the school year.
LaSalle, a Catholic high school for young men,has been a cornerstone of the western and nothern suburbs of Cincinnati since 1960. The building was showing its age, however, and the school aimed to modernize the dated facade while streamlining a few key interior spaces in the process.
Demolition began in May 2020, and the project is considered a “Summer Slam,” fitting all work in the summer months when the school building is vacant. The 21,600 SF of work included:
- Extensive demolition and replacement of:
- the north facing exterior windows
- 3rd and 2nd floor HVAC system with new replacement VRF system with room to expand in the next phase
- the north facing storefronts
- the main entry
- Upsizing of the building electrical service and switch gear system with room to expand for the future phases.
- Installation of the new exterior metal panel system to cover the concrete wings
- Upgrades of all finishes in the 3rd and 2nd floor classrooms on the north half of the school, including flooring, ceilings, lighting, IT, data, projectors, window shades, and paint
- Exterior asphalt and concrete work for the new mechanical yards and entrance
- Exterior brick installation at the main entrance
This project completed early, and under budget. It is another successful collaboration with architect SHP, who was involved with the award-winning projects at Seven Hills School  and Amity Elementary . The HGC team that led this project was the same team that met success on additional SHP school renovations like Summit Country Day  and Walnut Hills High School.