AWARD-WINNING PROJECT

AREA:
57,000 GSF

 

COMPLETED:
1993

 

Adapted from the floor plan of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, the shrine incorporates the look and feel of early Christian churches with finishes of veneer plaster, cast stone, clay tile flooring, and marble. The decorative ceiling, made of western red cedar, adds warmth and complements the stained glass series of 14 Magnificat Windows.

Developed as a ministry for Orlando’s tourist population, the 17-acre complex comprises a 2,000-seat church, outdoor rosary garden, chapels, and religious art museum, and 80-foot bell tower. The shrine receives 250,000+ annual visitors, and in 2009, Pope Benedict XVI designated it a minor basilica, one of only 63 in the US. This distinction is given for historical significance, architectural beauty, or ministerial uniqueness.

 

AWARDS:

  • 1994 Associated Builders and Contractors Project of the Year and Award of Merit
  • 1994 Drywall Construction Awards Honorable Mention

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CULTURAL

We strive to create spaces that evoke wonder, reverence, and appreciation for the beauty of life’s gifts and mysteries.

EDUCATION

We’re committed to creating educational spaces that incite curiosity, ignite imagination, and inspire future students.

FEDERAL

We are honored to provide design and planning services for modern, comfortable facilities for active duty military and their families.

HEALTHCARE

Our medical facility planning helps optimize utility while improving patient experiences that promote recovery and healing.