Don Bosco Prep, New Jersey

Don Bosco Prep, New Jersey Building, Michael Graves Architecture & Design, NY Catholic College

Don Bosco Prep, New Jersey

Private Catholic College Preparatory High School for young men in NJ, USA – design by MGA&D

27 Apr 2015

Don Bosco Prep, New Jersey

Architects: Michael Graves Architecture & Design


World renowned architect to develop campus master plan and design academic venue that reflects
Don Bosco Prep’s standards of educational excellence

Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey

RAMSEY, N.J. – Desiring to expand and update their facilities to meet changing educational pedagogy, Don Bosco Prep, a private Catholic college preparatory high school for young men, grades 9 through 12, has commissioned world renowned architects and designers, Michael Graves Architecture & Design (MGA&D) to prepare a campus master plan and design a multiphase renovation and expansion of their campus facilities. The project will be led by Principal Tom Rowe, AIA and Senior Associate Director of Architecture James Wisniewski, AIA, LEED AP.

Don Bosco Prep, New Jersey

“Located on a 35-acre campus in Bergen County, the master plan will explore site and phasing options and determine the highest and best use of the school’s campus facilities to support current and future academic goals. In addition to the master plan, MGA&D has been commissioned to design a new facility that will encompass a chapel, up to 16 classrooms, a cafeteria and servery, locker rooms, trainers room, weight room as well as allow for the renovation and repurposing of existing space to provide an expanded bookstore, office space, and an auxiliary gymnasium. The project will deliver a new building and campus that reflects Don Bosco Prep’s standards of spiritual, academic and athletic excellence.

Don Bosco Prep, New Jersey

“We are delighted to have Michael Graves Architecture and Design working on our project,” said Father James Heuser, SDB, Director and President of Don Bosco Prep. “Their reputation for design excellence certainly generates donor interest and their attention to detail ensures a building of the highest quality.”

“As part of the master planning process, we presented multiple options for every programming, planning and design decision, and advised Don Bosco on the pros and cons of each scenario,” said Tom Rowe, Principal with MGA&D. “Design excellence does not necessarily have to mean expensive design.”

“As an alumnus of Don Bosco Prep, I am thrilled that we have been selected to work with my alma mater,” added Joe Furey, Principal and Chief Financial Officer at MGA&D. “It is an honor to help Don Bosco’s senior leadership realize their vision.”

Don Bosco Prep, New Jersey

About Don Bosco Prep

Don Bosco Prep, founded in 1915, is a private, Catholic college preparatory high school for young men, grades 9 through 12. Dedicated to empowering young men, the school provides rigorous academics at the AP, honors and college prep levels, and encourages participation in extracurricular activities, clubs and athletics. Administered by the Salesians of St. John Bosco, a religious order of priests and brothers, Don Bosco Prep is solidly founded on Catholic philosophy. The school is currently celebrating its Centennial Year. Accredited by The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Don Bosco Prep is a member of:
• The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
• The National Catholic Education Association
• The National Association of Secondary School Principals
• The National Honor Society
• The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association

Don Bosco Prep, New Jersey

About Michael Graves Architecture & Design

Michael Graves Architecture & Design (MGA&D) is recognized as one of the leading design firms in the world. By looking at every design opportunity aesthetically, empathetically and economically, MGA&D achieves transformative results for their clients. Offering a full spectrum of architectural design services, MGA&D’s iconic projects span the globe. The firm’s clients include Fortune 100 firms, international developers, educational institutions, governmental agencies and non-profit organizations. In addition, MGA&D has brought over 2,500 products to market for clients such as Target, Alessi, Stryker and Disney. With over 200 awards for design excellence, MGA&D is a unique, highly integrated multidisciplinary practice that offers strategic advantages to clients worldwide. For more information, visit

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Address: 492 Franklin Turnpike, Ramsey, NJ 07446, United States

Phone: +1 201-327-8003

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Don Bosco Preparatory High School is a private, Roman Catholic secondary school for young men in ninth through twelfth grades.

Founded: 1915

Colors: White, Maroon

Website: Don Bosco Preparatory High School

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