The Cristo Rey Jesuit High School / Colin Powell Center in Minneapolis is part of a network of 13 schools that began in Chicago in 1996. An ambitious effort targeting economically disadvantaged, inner-city youth, this learning/living center is built from the ground up and serves approximately 500 students.

Our involvement with the private, college-preparatory high school included a donation of building materials and more than 200 hours worth of project management and design expertise.

The new 160,000 square foot state-of-the-art education and recreational facility, which opened on October 4, 2007, is part of a larger effort that combines education with real-world job experience to help economically disadvantaged teens prepare for a successful future.

Recognizing the importance of environment to learning, Cristo Rey depended on Atmosphere Commercial Interior to provide products, design and current trends in productive interiors to complete their project.


Photographer: Andrea Rugg

Architect: Ryan Companies

Date Completed:

Square Footage: 160,000

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