We have a builder!

On November 30th The Cathedral High School Board of Directors took another important steptowards completion of our New Academic building by approving the recommendations of the ten-member Task Force to partner with McGough Construction to lead the design and build ofour new 21st century academic building at 7th Avenue and 4th Street North in St. Cloud, MN.

Jim Rothstein, general manager of McGough’s St. Cloud Office and parent of two current Cathedral students, says, “Cathedral High School has been a pillar of the St. Cloud community for more than a century. McGough has a strong presence in the community as well, so it is extremely important and exciting for us to have the opportunity to partner with Cathedral High School as it expands to better serve today’s students and generations to come.”

Most recently McGough’s presence in the community can be seen at the CentraCare Hospital, College of St. Benedict’s, St. John’s University and others. Their Central Minnesota ties go backto the construction of the internationally renowned Abbey Church at St. Johns, designed by Marcel Breuer and built by McGough. Their portfolio also includes many K-12 schools throughout Minnesota both private and public.

The Cathedral High School Board and the ten-member Task Force would like to recognize and thank all Contractors who participated. Their clear commitment and interest in the future and success of Cathedral High School are evident. Thank you!

Cathedral’s Building Committee, approved by the Cathedral Board, and McGough will begin work immediately to identify and select an Architect to complete the team. This three-entity team will work to complete the programming and design work while gathering input and contributions from all stakeholder groups of the Cathedral High School community.

The design/build planning process will parallel the final fund-raising necessary for the project to stay on schedule. Future phases of the Campaign are expected to include a major renovation of the school’s 1938 building, including worship space, and a major expansion/improvement of athletic facilities.

Ground breaking is anticipated for the summer of 2018 with dedication and occupancy in time for the 2019-20 school year.