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St Cecilia
Catholic
Church

Client
Archdiocese of Dubuque
Location
Ames, IA
Size
14,800 SF
Completion date
December 2008

A master plan was developed for the phased construction of interior remodeling, a new Gathering Space, and the future construction of a 1,000 seat Worship Space. 

The study included total facility needs in excess of 35,000 S.F., along with a construction strategy for demolition and re-building. Phase 1 included a new Narthex and a remodeled fellowship hall combining principles of contemporary church design with traditional church architecture. The Narthex is designed as a transitional space between the outside environment and the reverent space of worship.