Since early 2013, Mackenzie has assisted the St. Pius X Parish with upgrading key facilities. Most notable is ongoing work on a two-story, 14,600 SF expansion to the St. Pius X K-8 Catholic School. The expansion is wood-framed construction with a site-cast concrete foundation and structurally engineered panels. The program includes three kindergarten classrooms, offices, a revised entry, a science room, a music room, and renovation of existing bathroom facilities. The project team worked collaboratively with the client to create a modern classroom environment intended to serve the school for the next 50 years with a fixed budget. Mackenzie's planners shepherded the project through the Washington County's Type II land use review process, and designers provided marketing drawings for use in fundraising.
Previously, Mackenzie designed upgrades, including new lighting, casework, flooring, and altar furniture; ADA accessibility improvements; and tabernacle design within the Parish's existing sanctuary. The firm also designed a remodel to transform the existing, traditional 1,600 SF library space into a technology-rich media center.