SAINT MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH
The use of a pre-engineered building frame minimized the construction cost of this new church. The incorporation of a brick veneer, however, captured a classic church aesthetic. We worked with the pre-engineered building manufacturer from early on in the design to establish the proper frame stiffness to best accommodate the masonry veneer. This 35,000 SF church for 4,400 parishioners includes a basement for classroom space and a precast first floor for the Narthex and Sanctuary. A mezzanine floor was constructed with precast to provide space for the pipe organ and choir.
This project was featured in “Metal Architecture” magazine.