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Cardinal Gibbons High School


Clancy & Theys completed a substantial addition (67,700 sq ft), as the General Contractor, to Cardinal Gibbons High School (CGHS) to enhance athletics, education and the arts.

The new Athletic Wing included:

  • Gymnasium
  • Weight Room
  • Wrestling Room

The new arts wing included:

  • Dance Studios
  • Black Box Theatre
  • Band Room
  • Art Rooms

The new classroom wing included:

  • Science Labs
  • Traditional and non-traditional learning spaces
  • A grand lobby

Our company also renovated a total of 137,700 sq ft of the school we originally constructed years ago.

With a focus on collaboration and community, the design team aimed to create a greater sense of community between the traditional learning spaces and non-traditional spaces. Clancy & Theys delivered. One such example of this is the idea of an academic quadrangle which creates a synergy between the learning spaces and the outdoor space. We reused materials from the original CGHS campus on Western Blvd. We built a stunning 4,000 sq ft “picnic” structure for students to gather, explore, and learn. The structure of repurposed glulam beams and purlins honors the history of the school and honors sustainability and the environment. Additionally, the hardscapes and pavers create a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere not often found in a typical school setting.

Clancy & Theys is honored to have constructed all of the buildings on the Cardinal Gibbons Campus—each project layered on the next to create an active and growing education community – and one that is concerned with its impact on the environment and the community as a whole.

We recently returned to modify and make important upgrades to the athletic fields on the CGHS campus, all of which was scheduled and completed with careful consideration to the needs of the student-athletes, their practice schedules, season openers, and other student-centered campus-wide activities.

Project Details
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Architect: RATIO
Size: 67,700 sq ft
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