IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH

WORSHIP

Atlanta, GA

IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH

WORSHIP

Atlanta, GA

Client: Archdiocese of Atlanta
Area: 17,000 sf
Completed: 2009

 

Services
Master planning, Programming, Zoning, Building Design, and Contact Documents (services performed at CDH Partners by Thomas Smith and Michael Boland)

 

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and School are located on Briarcliff Rd. in DeKalb County, GA. Designed almost 50 years ago, the church had out grown its original facilities which included a K-5 school. The original zoning was classified as residential. Working with the church and local officials, the design team was able to rezone the campus to OI-office|industrial . The rezoning of the property allowed the church to build a much needed and larger worship space. The architectural design of the new worship space blends traditional forms with modern finishes.

 

Results
• 750 seat open cross plan sanctuary
• A Chapel with Tabernacle located in the church apse
• Vesting sacristy adjacent to narthex
• Working sacristy adjacent to the sanctuary platform
• Parlor adjacent to the women’s restroom
• Designed for future expansion to accommodate offices and meeting spaces
• Future expansion will connect existing school and church via a bridge over campus drive
• Large gathering space at lower level for meetings and receptions
• Large nursery with secured entrance on lower level
• Renovated existing parish hall building into administration space and conference rooms