St. Mary's High School Library

Academic Center and Library

To maintain its 145-year legacy and established reputation as the premier Catholic high school in Stockton, St. Mary’s wanted to expand the school’s educational opportunities and staff resources.

WMB developed a future-focused master plan to reimagine the 1960s-era campus. Phase I introduced a two-story building for relocated administrative offices, additional classrooms, and an enlarged library. The building was positioned to reclaim the center of the campus and establish a bold organizational structure for future projects. It sets the architectural tone and serves as the new entry point to campus. The façade features cast stone and pre-finished metal accents, an expansive low-slung hip roof, and sculptural exterior stairways. Thoughtful architectural detailing introduces skylights and clerestory windows to penetrate the building with natural light. A palette of cherry wood and earth-tone hues creates a warm and sophisticated interior enhanced with wayfinding cues, such as lit columns, floating clouds, and curved surfaces.

With the master plan in place and the inaugural project enriching student life, the campus is poised for continued redevelopment.


St. Mary's High School


Stockton, California

Project Type



23,000 sf



Master Planning

Architectural Design

Interior Design

Permit Coordination

Construction Contract Support

St. Mary's High School Library Sign
St. Mary's High School Exterior
St. Mary's High School Student Lobby
St. Mary's High School Skylight
St. Mary's High School Corridor
St. Mary's High School Exterior Stair