So much bigger than an internship.
Bigger than architecture.
Even bigger than the NBA…
The Cristo Rey St. Viator College Preparatory High School recently opened its doors in North Las Vegas welcoming their inaugural class of freshmen. Although The Cristo Rey Network® is comprised of 37 Catholic, college-and career-preparatory schools, serving 12,000 students across 24 states and collectively claim 18,000 graduates, this was their first location in Nevada – and it was a big deal. For them and for us.
LGA Architecture was fortunate enough to be invited to early talks with Fr. Thomas von Behren and the committee that was organizing to build the North Las Vegas campus – which we ultimately designed and saw through construction. Our staff is always motivated to work with inspiring clients. It gives us a chance to enhance our own empathy and serve our higher purpose, to create places where people can create positive memories that can illicit positive change in the world. However, we couldn’t even imagine then how many lives would be effected once this project was completed and the doors were opened to real-life young people, ready and determined.
We were exposed to our client’s purpose on a deeper level. And we bought in. Literally. We became one of Cristo Rey’s first Corporate Work Study partners – meaning that us, along with other corporations in Las Vegas, pay the balance of tuition that a family may not be able to afford and, in turn, have students come to work for us.