ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA CATHOLIC CHURCH

RENOVATION

Atlanta, GA

ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA CATHOLIC CHURCH

RENOVATION

Atlanta, GA

Client: Archdiocese of Atlanta
Area: 8,700 sf

 

Services
Programming and Design

 

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church commissioned Smith Boland Architects to renovate their existing facilities. Established in 1903 and located in Atlanta’s West End neighborhood, the parish is one of the three original catholic parishes in the city of Atlanta. To improve this century old facility, all three levels needed renovation. The basis of design was to preserve the traditional architecture of the church while providing modern technologies and amenities that would preserve the building while bringing it up to the standards of today. The renovations consist of new finishes, furniture and lighting in the worship space and the parish hall, a communicating staircase to connect the two levels, restroom renovations to provide code compliant facilities, and exterior site accessibility improvements.

 

Brief
• Improve accessibility
• Provide code compliant restrooms
• Improve circulation from main level (nave) to lower level (parish hall)
• Create a flexible seating arrangement in the nave
• Create focal point for the baptismal font in the nave
• Reconfigure the sanctuary platform so that the priest is closer to the parishioners
• Create space for a new reconciliation and devotional soave