Building for the Next Generation
McGough worked with St. Mary’s to evaluate the existing condition of its nearly 100-year-old cathedral and separate parish center facility. Following a visioning process with church members, our team developed options and alternatives for remodeling, new construction or relocation. The subsequent project involved waterproofing the basement of the cathedral; tying the roof run-off into the storm sewer; installing a new copper roof; tuck-pointing masonry; adding exhaust air in the attic space and adding a new ADA-compliant restroom. McGough also reroofed the parish center, replaced classroom windows with new energy-efficient units, upgraded two restrooms to ADA code and added an elevator for ADA access.
Station 19 Architects
Building and modernizing sacred spaces has been McGough’s business for more than six generations. Our experience has taught us that places of worship often serve functions well beyond those of traditional sanctuaries – including as recreational and community gathering places. We understand the economic challenges of these projects. To progress from concept to finished product requires collaboration between congregation and builder. Crafting the vision often means balancing aspirations with economic realities.
McGough understands that sacred buildings can be large-volume spaces with unique structural, mechanical, acoustical and lighting requirements. They need to remain inviting, safe and user-friendly during the remodeling or renovation process. The work may need to be done on flexible schedules or in separate phases to accommodate ongoing activities.
Contact Tom Nonnemacher to learn more.
Executive Vice President, Project Principal> Email Tom Nonnemacher