Bishop Noll STREAM Lab

Bishop Noll Institute was founded in 1921 with the intention to provide Catholic College Preparatory Education. Through the years BNI remains committed to its Mission: “Rooted in Catholic values and traditions, Bishop Noll Institute will provide students a rigorous college preparatory experience.” Bishop Noll students will be prepared for challenging college and career choices in collaborative, problem-based learning and working environments that will include a newly renovated STREAM Lab and Project Lead the Way program.

STREAM stands for Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, and Math. Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a non-profit organization offering STEM based curricula in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Much of the learning is project-based and hands on in this program, requiring students to research problems, to develop solutions through critical thinking, and to build working prototypes of their solutions. This expansive program has unique needs in terms of space, furniture, equipment and technology. A critical design need is to present and celebrate student work throughout the lab area.

The STREAM Lab has been designed as an adaptive reuse of the school’s natatorium. The interior design featuring the bright voluminous space will be uplifting and will spiritually enhance the dynamic learning environment for the students.

“There's no other STREAM lab, not only in the area but probably in the state, like it.”
Brian Pillar
Teacher at Bishop Noll & member of the school's STREAM team