Marist Catholic High School
A 60-year-old monastery on the south side of Chicago was renovated into a cutting-edge science wing with Symbiote tables and storage.
Project Details & Features
In Chicago, Marist High School educates over 1,700 students each year in the spirit of "education for time and eternity". Established in 1963, the bustling preparatory high school was outgrowing its campus and was looking to renovate the monastery wing. Recognizing the need for a state of the art science wing, the plans included ten new science labs, mock patient diagnosis area, medical simulators, outdoor space for physics experiments, a planetarium, forensics lab, and spaces for independent research. Symbiote mobile and modular furniture encourages reconfiguration and student-teacher connection throughout the new wing.
Symbiote height adjustable 4-Legged Tables with hanging storage and electrical plug strips are included throughout the classrooms as islands to facilitate collaboration. Custom surfaces with gas and water access allow science experiments to be performed by every student. Hanging backpack cabinets maximize floor space and increase cleanability. The perimeters of the labs feature mobile 4-Legged Tables and fixed lab cabinets, adding additional storage and modularity to quickly reconfigure for any class. Marist High School truly custom-tailored the environment with standard and special Symbiote furniture to create effective learning environments.
"The advantages the new wing provides students to work hands-on with elite equipment and technology is unmatched and will give them an advantage in their college courses and beyond.” - President Larry Tucker '79