Strub Hall: Century 2

Strub Hall: Century 2

The Transformation

Securing our home: The next 100 years of Strub Hall

Here's to the girls who become the women who change the world.

We’re about to embark on an exciting project to keep our historic 100-year-old home, and our Holy Child mission, thriving into the next century.

Caring for our landmark home—and our community’s needs

It’s time to bring our beloved home up to date! Strub Hall—the heart, the core, the soul of our campus—needs our urgent attention. Over the next 18 months, we’re making a significant investment in strengthening and modernizing the building’s infrastructure to meet 21st-century sustainability, safety and accessibility standards. These strategic renovations will honor and preserve Strub Hall’s historic beauty while adding and updating spaces that better support the way Mayfield students learn today.  

The three-phase project, which will run from May 2021 through June 2022, is comprised of two main elements—the vital and visible changes we’ll all be able to see and enjoy, and the behind-the-walls upgrades that are invisible but imperative.

Our "Strub Hall: Century 2" website is live now and we invite you to take a journey with us there, exploring this transformative project.

Phase 1 Projects

Remodel & Reconfigure

  • New Senior Lounge
  • New Health Office
  • New Student Support Center
    • Dean of Students office
    • Campus Ministry office
    • Learning Specialist office
    • Student leadership spaces
  • New Dean of Faculty office
  • Additional classroom  
  • Digital media room
  • Flexible classroom/meeting space
  • Upgraded Art Studio
  • New hospitality storeroom & laundry

upgrade infrastructure

  • Seismic retrofitting
  • Accessibility improvements
  • Reconfigured stairway
  • Electrical
  • HVAC
  • Plumbing

Phase 2 Projects

Remodel & Reconfigure

  • New faculty meeting room 
  • New workroom 
  • New restrooms
  • New kitchenette

upgrade infrastructure

  • Seismic retrofitting
  • Electrical
  • HVAC
  • Plumbing

Phase 3 Projects

Remodel & Reconfigure

  • Classroom upgrades
  • New academic department offices 
  • New Sacristy & liturgical storage area
  • Historic restoration (windows, terrace)

upgrade infrastructure

  • Seismic retrofitting
  • Accessibility improvements
  • Electrical
  • HVAC
  • Plumbing

A phase-by-phase, floor-by-floor breakdown

Take a sneak peek at some of our Summer 2021 projects

What this means for our community

List of 5 items.

  • More spaces for students and teachers to collaborate

    So much of a Holy Child education happens beyond the classroom—when teachers become mentors and cheerleaders. Our students need dedicated places to meet with their teachers and advisors one-on-one for office hours and other consultations. And, teachers also need space to collaborate on cross-departmental lessons—the kind of interdisciplinary learning that helps teenage brains connect concepts and gain deeper understanding.
  • Campus-wide access to tech-enhanced educational experiences

    We’re always looking for ways to maximize the kind of 21st-century learning spaces that build collaborative, confident students who are ready for college and beyond. This remodel ensures that our older Strub Hall classrooms have the kind of flexible, technology-enhanced layouts that support student-centered learning. We’re also adding two new classrooms and a dedicated digital content hub.  
  • Improved health, safety and accessibility for all

    Our students, teachers and staff will benefit from improved earthquake and fire safety infrastructure, and everyone will a little breathe easier with a new HVAC system that boosts our indoor air quality. We’re also enhancing access with ramps to enable everyone in our community to safely navigate Strub Hall, furthering our Catholic, Holy Child commitment to inclusivity and respect.
  • A focus on empowering student leaders

    Holy Child students learn how to lead others, to educate and inspire their classmates to participate with Actions Not Words. Mayfield’s student-led organizations need places to meet, strategize, and collaborate, whether they’re making a video for an assembly presentation, planning a Mass, or coming up with spirit games to entertain and engage their classmates. We’re creating a central hub for student empowerment in Strub Hall, a place to foster dialogue, celebrate our differences, and support spiritual and personal growth.
  • A big boost to our sustainability and energy efficiency

    Installing efficient and sustainable utilities means substantial cost savings and more resources for our classrooms. Replacing our 100-year-old boiler with a modern HVAC system will provide a more efficient temperature control system, and upgrading our aging plumbing and electrical systems will give us a safe and reliable infrastructure to support the needs of our campus community.

Our Team

Lisa Vandergriff
Director of Development

Kelly Nelson Nakasone ’93
(Penelope ’24)
Board of Trustees Chair 

Angela Howell ’76 
Associate Head of School for Strategic Initiatives

Jim Lo Coco 
(Jordan ’13, Lauren ’17, Carolyn ’18)
Trustee, Advancement Committee Co-chair 

Jim Muenzer
(Frances ’05, Marni ’09) 
Trustee, Senior VP at MATT Construction

Connie Peters
Director of Facilities

Cynthia Riegsecker
Director of Finance

Our Partners


KFA Architecture 
Our trusted longtime architecture partners, KFA are experts in adaptive reuse who have rehabilitated over 40 historic L.A. buildings over the past two decades. 


Brandow & Johnston, Inc, Structural 
» Jim Pearson, President (Emily ’17) 
Henderson Engineers, Electrical 


Illig Construction


KGM Lighting
Muir-Chase Plumbing 
» Grant Muir, Vice President (Lily ’13)
Taylor Brothers
Waveguide Audiovisual
Wittler Young (HVAC)
» Brad Young (Alexandria ’09)

For more information

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Lela Diaz

    Lela Diaz 

    Campaign Director
  • Photo of Angela Howell

    Angela Howell 76

    Associate Head of School for Strategic Initiatives
    (626) 799-9121 ext. 223
  • Photo of Lisa Vandergriff

    Lisa Vandergriff 

    Director of Development
    (626) 799-9121 ext. 428
Established in 1931, Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena, CA is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women grades 9-12. Noted for its rigorous academic program, which includes 28 Advanced Placement and Honors courses, Mayfield’s curriculum is underscored by a philosophy of educating the “whole child,” which also encourages commitment to and excellence in the arts, athletics, community service and spiritual growth. The nurturing environment at Mayfield Senior School allows each student to flourish in an atmosphere of personal attention.