• The Breens' plaque is located in the entrance to the performing arts center.
    The Breens' plaque is located in the entrance to the performing arts center.
  • The versatile lobby holds many events prior to performances. The Hummer, Disanto and Burke plaques are located in this space.
    The versatile lobby holds many events prior to performances. The Hummer, Disanto and Burke plaques are located in this space.
  • The Hummer family's  donation included naming the theater. Two plaques located in the lobby honor Harlan and all his descendants who attended the school.
    The Hummer family's donation included naming the theater. Two plaques located in the lobby honor Harlan and all his descendants who attended the school.
  • The entrance to the Harlan E. Hummer Theatre and the Disanto-Burke Lobby signage is shown. The plaque honoring the two men is on the same wall as the lobby signage.
    The entrance to the Harlan E. Hummer Theatre and the Disanto-Burke Lobby signage is shown. The plaque honoring the two men is on the same wall as the lobby signage.
  • Close-up of the Disanto-Burke plaque with the bas-relief bronze portraits of the two alumni.
    Close-up of the Disanto-Burke plaque with the bas-relief bronze portraits of the two alumni.

Saint Ignatius High School
Commemorative Plaques

Saint Ignatius High School, which opened its doors in 1886, is a Jesuit college-preparatory school located in Ohio City, in close proximity to downtown Cleveland. It occupies 21 acres with 18 buildings and two athletic fields.

The Breen Center for the Performing Arts was something, “… the school needed to be fully competitive…and to expose young men to the arts for a total education.” These thoughts were by Jack and Mary Breen, whose generous gift made the facility possible. Numerous alumni donors agreed and together they generously funded the $12 million project. The 32,000 sq. ft. facility includes s a 540-seat theater. It was the most ambitious project in the school’s history.

Our firm was asked to design donor recognition for the Breens and several other notable alumni donors. We partnered with a sculptor to create four, bronze bas-relief portraits and also designed special typographic recognition throughout the site.