On October 8, DeMatha broke ground on a new Cross Center for Engineering, Arts & Robotics. The building will be a transformative addition to the DeMatha campus. The facility will house ancient arts of design, painting, drawing, and sculpture and leading-edge technology of robotics, engineering, and design-thinking which will provide our young men with significant 21st century skills and greater understanding of how technology can serve the imagination. The building is scheduled to open in fall 2023.

The arts have always been central to the DeMatha mission, and this facility will provide a new state-of-the art space for our students to express their artistic talents. Additionally, the gallery space overlooking the Monastery Plaza, will provide for their artistic works to be displayed for the enjoyment of the entire DeMatha community.

The newly created space in this facility is designed to reflect the best of the ancient arts of drawing, painting, sculpting and theater design while embracing the most recent curricular trends in design thinking, hands-on work, and robotics and programming.

Here is a video that gives you a tour of the proposed center.

Thanks to the philanthropy of The Cross Foundation, our proposed new building is known as “The Cross Center for Engineering, Arts & Robotics.”  The Trustees of the Cross Foundation are Rob Lawrence ’70 and his wife, Connie.  The Foundation is named for the Cross of Christ and this building’s name will remind us all that our school’s mission honors, and is in service to, our risen Lord.  We thank the Lawrence family for their tremendous support of DeMatha Catholic High School and we look forward to our planned building dedication in the fall of 2023.