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.

Project Location: 
Huntley, Illinois
David F. Schultz Associates