Location: Cincinnati, OH Construction Schedule: June 2018 – August 2018 Cost: $1,400,000 Size: 160,000 SF Architect: SHP Leading Design In preparation for the opening of the new Mercy McAuley High School, renovations to transform the campus into a new school, while also honoring the right legacy of Mercy education had to be completed. Exterior enhancements include the front lawn becoming the new school’s Honor Plaza, an entrance symbolic of McAuley’s and Mother of Mercy’s histories of providing education in Cincinnati. A fountain stands at the top, with an encircling ring of stairs wrapping the plaza. In the back of the building, the rear entrance was completely re-asphalted and enhanced with additional lighting and landscaping improvements, creating a welcoming presence. Both parking lots in the back and front were patched, resealed, and re-striped. Interior enhancements include installing a new legacy center, which serves as a gathering place for students to study or socialize. The auditorium underwent several renovations including painting and cleaning. The gymnasium was also painted and redone to reflect the school’s new branding, colors, and mascot.