Academy of the Holy Names Middle School

We need to update our classic building on the inside without touching the outside.

AHN has been located at its current location for the past 90 years, and the campus houses buildings dating from as early as 1927 and it has had additions as recently as 2016. The middle school renovation project transformed the interior of the school’s 30,000sf media & arts center that was built in 2001. The renovation preserved the exterior envelope and reused the existing structural frame of the building, but completely transformed the interior space into a 21st century learning community for the school’s 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade students.

The Campus Master Plan for the Academy of the Holy Names was developed over a three-month period of intensive work. It is the result of a truly collaborative process involving the AHN Leadership Team. During the Discovery Phase, the AHN Leadership Team and School Community identified some key goals that should be met to achieve this plan. The renovated Middle school is a result of this process.

“The Academy of the Holy Names and its community values a unique educational model that is open to families of all faiths and backgrounds who share the school’s mission and values; is respectfully responsive to the needs of diverse learners; is holistic in its approach to each individual’s growth, development, health and wellness; is innovative in its development of curriculum that integrates technology, promotes creativity, encourages artistic expression and actively engages students in exploration and inquiry; and is dedicated to challenging all students to become proficient, confident, independent learners, critical and creative thinkers and skilled problem-solvers.”

– Mission Statement, Academy of The Holy Names

Project Data

Location: Tampa, Florida

Type: Renovation

Size: 30,000 SF

Cost: $4.3 Million

Date Opened: 2017

Design Team: Jay Litman & the Rhode Island Studio