ST. CLEMENT PARISH CENTER

RELIGIOUS/COMMUNITY

Originally assigned the modest task of providing a new accessible entrance to a legacy Catholic church and rectory, SMNG A worked with stakeholders to implement a broader vision of uniting the complex of church and rectory structures into a singular parish center. Located within the Arlington-Deming Historic District of Chicago, sensitivity to context was of paramount importance in the development of the entry sequence.

Entry into the facility was achieved from the public way into the lower level of the structure beneath the legacy loggia which remained untouched. A new entry lobby and contemplative space was created, hidden from street view behind the loggia, with views to the private courtyard beyond.

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Owner 

Archdiocese of Chicago

Budget 

$1,800,000

Size 

1,150 SF (addition)

2,500 SF (renovation)

Completion Date 

2017

Key Staff 

Kenneth Schroeder, Project Designer

Todd Niemiec, Project Architect

Rafal Stawarz, Project Manager