Cathedral Preparatory School
Villa Maria Academy
Cathedral Preparatory School
Villa Maria Academy

Construction Updates

February 24, 2022

We are back with our second Hard Hat Tour of the construction taking place at Cathedral Prep! Follow along with Rob Doyle '01, President of Frontier General Contracting, Inc., as he gives an update on the Salata Technology and Innovation Center and updates on other construction taking place in the building. Get an in-depth look at the progress that has been made since our last Hard Hat Tour in August 2021! The structure has taken shape and we are full steam ahead as we look toward the final stages of construction!

December 15, 2021

On April 15th, we broke ground on the Salata Technology & Innovation Center. Eight months later, to the day, the last steel beam was placed as the skeleton of what will be center of our consolidated campus was finally complete. Yesterday, students, faculty, alumni, friends, and administrators gathered for the “Topping Off” Ceremony. The “Topping Off’ Ceremony is a long-standing tradition of construction workers, particularly steelworkers, to commemorate the completion of a building’s structure – specifically the placement of the final steel beam. A tree is fixed to the final beam of a project as a symbol of good luck continued growth for the occupants, as well as an American flag to honor our country. This marked another significant and momentous occasion in the history of this young structure, and the continued progress it shows as we prepare for its completion.

October 21, 2021

It is hard to believe that it has just been a little over 6 months since we broke ground on the Salata Technology & Innovation Center! Construction continues on as we gear up for Open House this coming Sunday, October 31st! Here is a 6-month timelapse to see how far we've come!

September 8, 2021

Take a look into our first Hard Hat Tour of the construction taking place at Cathedral Prep! Follow along with Rob Doyle '01, President of Frontier General Contracting, Inc., as he gives an update on the Salata Technology and Innovation Center and updates on other construction taking place in the building. Full steam ahead!

August 11, 2021

Work continues to be done on the footers and foundation of the Salata Technology and Innovation Center! It is hard to believe students are back in the building in less than two weeks!

July 27, 2021

Demolition of the Athletic Wing and Law Building has been completed and the groundwork is now being laid to the Salata Technology and Innovation Center!

June 9, 2021

This video is a time-lapse of the demolition of what was once the Athletic Wing and Law Building found on West 10th Street. These demolitions kicked off the construction process for The Salata Technology and Innovation Center that will open in the Fall of 2022!

May 4, 2021

The ground was broken a few weeks ago and now the project has finally begun! The initial stages of the construction of The Salata Technology and Innovation Center have begun with the demolition of the Cathedral Prep Athletic Wing on West 10th Street! Demolition of the law building is to come in the coming week to pave way for the construction stages of the 35,000 sq. foot student center. The demolition of the athletic wing kicked off what will be the first renovation done at the original Cathedral Prep school building since 1964.