St. Barnabas Catholic School celebrates grand opening of The Denise Basch Learning Lodge


Grand opening of the Learning Lodge

Northfield, Ohio 

On January 24th, we joined St. Barnabas School for the grand opening of the new Denise Basch Learning Lodge; an outdoor classroom and meeting space for the parish, school and athletics. 

Ribbon cutting at St. Barnabas

Ribbon cutting at St. Barnabas

The 2,500 sf lodge is dedicated to the late Denise Basch, a beloved member of the St. Barnabas School and Parish. The blessing ceremony honoring Denise was held on the third-year anniversary of her passing: January 24th, 2021. A beautiful commemorative plaque welcomes visitors and students into the Lodge:

"This building is dedicated in loving memory of Denise Basch in gratitude for her many years of exemplary service, commitment and dedication to the St. Barnabas School, Church and Community as an active volunteer and the first St. Barnabas Athletic Director.

Her devotion to her five children through their years at St. Barnabas School will always be fondly remembered."

The Denise Basch Learning Lodge

Blessing ceremony

Blessing Ceremony

Summit Construction provided Design/Build services alongside NR Designs and Architecture for the renovation which converted a former field house and storage space into the new Learning Lodge.

Summit Construction and NR Design and Architecture
From left to right: (Summit Construction) Keith Wessel, Ed Cikity, Kevin Knapp and Matt Horning (NR Design and Architecture) Nicole Davis and Shelby Johnson

The Denise Basch Learning Lodge features:

  • Spacious classroom and meeting space adjacent to the athletic fields 
  • Four glass garage doors for optional outdoor classroom and meeting space 
  • Furnace / temperature control system to allow for year-round use
  • Two restrooms
  • Storage room 

Summit is honored to be part of the project team for this meaningful building that leaves a lasting tribute for Denise and the Basch family. 

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Grand opening of the Denise Basch Learning Lodge