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St. Mary
Catholic
Church and
School

Client
St. Mary Catholic Church and School
Location
Joplin, MO
Size
60,000 SF
Completion date
December 2014

Everything changed for the parish of St. Mary's when a catastrophic tornado swept through Joplin, Missouri, leveling the entire parish facility with the exception of the church cross.

Today the cross still stands, and the parish has resurrected itself with a new church and school designed to strengthen the parish identity and faith. Working with Fr. Justin Monaghan, parish members and Bishop James Johnston, the project includes a larger 750-seat church, parish hall and new school facilities that rival the public schools. Amenities include a state of the art storm shelter capable of holding the entire school and church capacity. 

Awards
International Award for Best K-12 School
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
2015