Published June 12, 2014
ATLANTA—Marist School cut the ribbon on its Ivy Street Center, the first addition of an academic building to its campus in more than 20 years.
Ivy Street Center is the signature project in the first phase of a master plan for the Marist School campus. The building’s name recalls Marist School’s original campus on Ivy Street (now Peachtree Center Avenue) in downtown Atlanta.
The center includes 17 classrooms, a lecture hall, faculty offices, meeting facilities, an enlarged campus shop, and a new gymnasium. It is a three-story, 55,000-square-foot building. Kuhrt Gymnasium was demolished last June to make way for the new center.
At a dedication ceremony on Tuesday, May 20, more than 450 people got their first look at the $14.6 million center. Student Council co-presidents Christopher Bowman and Katie Hearn, both members of the class of 2014, cut the ribbon to open the new facility.
“A building such as this would not be possible except for the many people who were involved in its creation,” said Marist Father John Harhager, the school president, at the dedication ceremony. “In celebrating the building, we are really celebrating the community that built it.”
The building project was funded by a $35 million fundraising campaign called “The Way. The Hope. The Promise.” General contractors Brasfield & Gorrie built the Ivy Street Center.