This article continues our series on the revival of sacred architecture that has arisen in the past decade, and features ten new Church designs, whether in concept phase or nearing completion in construction, all adhering to the rich, traditional design of centuries past. Our previous article, which highlighted church interior renovations, can be found here.
Phillip the Apostle, Lewisville, TX, McCrery Architects
Unable to serve the 10,000 members of its fast-growing parish, St. Phillip the Apostle parish has commissioned a new church construction, on its Lewisville campus. The church will draw on the Medieval country church style, and is designed by James McCrery. Learn more
Chapel of the Holy Cross, Tampa, FL, Duncan Stroik
A new 900-seat chapel for a Jesuit prep school in Florida draws on the great tradition of Jesuit architecture and will be a new focal point of the school’s expanding masterplan. The brick exterior has a limestone portico and is topped with an octagonal cupola. The centralized interior includes four shrines dedicated to Jesuit martyrs and an altarpiece above the main altar depicting the vision of Saint Ignatius at La Storta. The chapel will be completed in 2018. Learn more
Sacred Heart, Knoxville, TN, McCrery Architects,
This cathedral will serve as the focal point for the Diocese of Knoxville, with seating for 1,000 parishioners in a 25,000 square foot worship space. Learn more
Mary Help of Christians, Aiken, SC, McCrery Architects,
Nearing completion, with just the addition of the bell tower remaining, this church is inspired by Renaissance architecture, and the churches of the very early Christian period. Learn more
Holy Cross Church, Rumson, NJ McCrery Architects,
This project, which has neared completion, is an addition to and transformation of an historic wood-frame shingled church in Rumson. The current church is quite small and will be expanded by means of transept additions and extension of the nave. The interior will be turned 180 degrees so as to orient the Mass. Learn more
Christ the King Chapel, Christendom College, Front Royal, VA O’Brien & Keane
This chapel will serve as the new spiritual home for the community of Christendom College in Front Royal, VA. From the Christendom College website: “The interior of the chapel will feature an elegant high altar at the center of a traditional cruciform structure. Above the altar will sit a commanding Gothic tower with refurbished historic bells.
The new bell tower and spires will rise out of the valley along the shores of the Shenandoah River on our campus. The Chapel will be visible from I-66, serving as a symbol of hope and beauty to all who travel the major interstate. Learn more
New Mount Carmel Monastery, Cody, WY, McCrery Architects
This French Gothic monastery will be nestled in the rugged mountains of Park County, Wyoming, serving as the home and sanctuary to the Carmelite Order and Mystic Monks Coffee. Lean more
Our Lady of Good Voyage, Boston, MA Cram and Ferguson
This newly constructed chapel in Boston’s Seaport district will seat just over 200, with an interior in the wooden English Gothic style. The chapel will feature items salvaged from closed churches in the Boston Archdiocese, including stained glass windows and a Victorian era altar. Learn more
Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, Raleigh, NC, O’Brien & Keane
The cathedral, which is nearing completion, will replace the current, smaller church, and will provide seating for over 2,000. The traditional cruciform design will feature custom marble liturgical furnishings, rendered in Bianco Carrara and Giallo Siena. Learn more
Pius X, Granger, IN, Alliance Architects
Designed in the traditional Romanesque style, with emphasis on a centralized tabernacle, this church will accommodate 1,300 souls. Learn more
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