On October 11, Aquinas High School celebrated the opening of The Janice Lemann Center for Visual Arts and the Steinmann Family Innovation Center. The building project was fully funded by generous donations from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Shea Family Charities, Bill and Janice Lemann, and the Steinmann family. The two buildings will offer more than 5,000 square feet of space, creating four additional labs.
The Janice Lemann Center will provide a 1,500-square-foot indoor studio with nearly another 1,000 square feet of outdoor learning space. An additional classroom will be used for digital arts. The Steinmann Center will be the new home of the Aquinas Engineering Academy and Aquinas Robotics Team, adding nearly 1,500 square feet of open space filled with state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Joining the new buildings is the Santos Manuel Student Plaza, which will be filled with sitting areas plus a fountain and clock tower in the center. San Manuel's contribution to this project is one of many endeavors to shape the future through education.