St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church – New Sanctuary and Master Pan
22,000 Square Foot New Sanctuary
13,000 Square Foot Family Life Center
The existing Church complex consists of 24,500 square feet and includes a Sanctuary, Classrooms, Offices, Kitchen, and Meeting Halls. It is designed in the traditional Romanesque style and is sited along a stream that bisects the site.
The new Sanctuary will be designed in the same Romanesque style to compliment the other buildings on the site. The placement of the Sanctuary will complete the fourth side of a 3-sided courtyard formed by the existing structures. Seating in the new 20,000 square foot Sanctuary will accommodate approximately 850 parishioners. Other elements included in the Sanctuary include a Columbarium, Vestment and Sacristy areas, Baptismal Font, and a formal Narthex.
The Family Life Center is designed to provide a space for physical and instructional activities. It will be located adjacent to the existing Classroom Wing near a proposed new parking lot. The 14,000 square foot building will contain a Sport Court, Offices, Meeting Rooms, and Equipment Storage spaces. It will be designed with the option of adding a second floor as the need for additional space arises. The style of this structure will be similar to the existing Classroom Wing.