Project Description

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

It was A3C’s goal to integrate the additions and alterations to the building so that they are perceived as seamless components in the whole of the space and in the prospect of the building. In the Narthex, A3C’s design incorporated an art glass window depicting St. Francis after a painting by Cimabue. An open meeting space is on one side. On the other, a library provides space for small meetings or for privacy for grieving families.

The full immersion baptistery at the entrance of the Church accommodates infant and adult baptism, and offers the living water to all who enter. Dramatic lighting highlights the central role of baptism in the Church liturgy.

Accessibility updates included adding an accessible bathroom on the main level of the Church, ram access to the ceremonial entrance of the Church, a handrail to assist with access to the altar area, accessibility compliant power assisted doors on the west side of the sanctuary, and improved access to the Reconciliation Chapels.

Size: 1,250 sq ft

Year: 2001