Our Campus

Connecting Past to Present

Ivy Street Center, named after Marist's original campus on Ivy Street, is the first new academic building on Marist's campus in more than 20 years. On June 2, 2014 and then continue with the eight Society of Mary priests, joined by members of the Marist School community, blessed the Ivy Street Center during a May 18 ceremony, and the building was dedicated on May 20. It came fully online for the 2014-15 academic year and will serve Marist well into the future. Ivy Street Center is the signature project in Phase One of Marist’s Campus Master Plan. The three-story, 55,000-square foot, eco-friendly structure features 17 state-of-the-art classrooms, faculty offices, collaborative meeting spaces and expanded sports facilities. It will serve as home of the mathematics and English departments. The $14.6 million project was funded by The Way. The Hope. The Promise., Marist’s $35 million capital campaign.

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  • Technology Meets Tradition

    Ivy Street Center classrooms have been outfitted with the latest technology, tailored to support 21st-century learning. All classrooms can expand into designated breakout spaces, encouraging collaboration between students and faculty. Classrooms are equipped with short-throw projectors that afford teachers the freedom to connect wirelessly from anywhere in the room. A state-of-the-art lecture hall on the building’s main floor includes data and power ports at each seat. Digital signage throughout the building ensures no one is ever far from campus-wide news and events.
     
    With so many modern touches, it can be easy to forget about the past. That isn’t the case with Ivy Street Center. The building’s name pays homage to Marist’s original campus, a three-story schoolhouse on Ivy Street (now Peachtree Center Ave.) in downtown Atlanta.

    Ivy Street Center is built on the footprint of Kurht Gymnasium, a focal point of student life on campus for nearly 50 years. Ivy Street’s gym is named Kurht, in honor of the beloved, departed building.
  • Ivy Street Features

    • 17 large, state-of-the-art classrooms
    • Eight breakout areas to support student group activities
    • A lecture hall
    • Spacious faculty office space on the upper two floors
    • Five conference rooms
    • Two faculty restrooms on the second and third floors
    • Two student restrooms on each of the three floors
    • Sheltered walkways around the building and a front canopy that extends over the driveway
    • A multipurpose lobby
    • Several storage areas for school activities/programs
    • The Dean of Students Office and reception area
    • An enlarged campus shop with changing room
    • A full court, air-conditioned gymnasium that can be divided into two small courts or used as a social assembly area.
    • Two boys locker rooms and two girls locker rooms
    • Athletic storage space
    • Two large offices and two restrooms for coaches
    • An elevator and two interior staircases
  • Model of Sustainability

    Environmental stewardship is a significant part of the Marist mission. That is in part why Ivy Street Center was constructed with green building materials and in conformity with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines.
     
    Sustainability features include:
    • Exterior sunshades and interior lightshelves on windows with southern exposure flood classrooms with natural light, reducing dependence on electric lighting.
    • All lighting fixtures are fitted with high-efficiency LED bulbs.
    • All restrooms contain low flow fixtures and high-efficiency hand dryers.
    • All classrooms feature occupancy sensors that turn off lights in empty spaces.
    • A rain garden on the west side of the building absorbs water runoff, and a cistern collects additional rainwater for later use, thus reducing dependence on municipal water sources. 

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