Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep Innovation Center
The Innovation Center is situated in the heart of campus and will be the new home of Cristo Rey’s Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) and Training Center. The center houses diverse program functions including CWSP offices, kitchen and dining, counseling offices, art studios, a music room as well as a new fitness center, athletic locker rooms and a competition gymnasium. In addition, the gymnasium will serve as a storm shelter meeting the current ICC 500-2014 requirements and serving as a safe haven for the entire campus. We sculpted the building design around tight existing PD, while thoughtfully arranging the diverse program functions into an innovative, cohesive, and collegiate style student union building. The multi-level, glass wrapped dining hall is nestled into an grove of oak tress allowing it to extend up into the tree canopy at the second level and spill onto an outdoor dining terrace. Contrasting the shiny glass dining hall, the new CWSP offices, training center, art studios, and counseling offices stand as a solid and proud corner stone at the heart of campus, putting Cristo Rey’s mission on display for all who visit.