In conjunction with Chartier Newton and Associates, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church is a two-phase facility prominently sited along the scenic Capitol of Texas Highway. The effort began with a master planning phase and culminated into the design of a new facility for the existing growing congregation. It encompasses a 400 seat worship nave which will expand to 640 with administration offices, a Sunday school building and a Parish Hall. The future growth includes enlarging the parish hall and adding a new freestanding chapel and youth facilities. Outdoor space plays an important role in the master plan offering loggias, walkways and courtyards that accommodate both groups and individuals. In the second phase, the Sunday school will also become a day school and day care.
This project was designed through a series of meetings with parishioners, church leaders and architects, and involved regular presentations to church committees and to congregations. As a result, this church campus master plan and ensuing design truly responded to St. Michael’s specific needs and style of worship.