IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH

Growing in Membership: A larger spiritual space for a thriving worshipping community

The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church moved into a newly built place of worship to accommodate their growing parish and parking needs. The new facility now seats more than 700 parishioners and includes a mezzanine for the pipe organ. The stain glass windows from the original 1909 church were refurbished and reinstalled in the modern building. The church’s two entry towers are accented with two bronze-like architectural domes.

The one-story church has a structural system mostly of glulam and laminated veneer lumber. Both are manufactured wood products that are engineered to be plumb in long span form. Seven 60-foot wide trusses were installed to create the high arching ceilings. DCI also designed the wood tower platforms supporting the two fiberglass architectural domes.

Project Highlights

  • The church features two fiberglass architectural domes which were manufactured and donated by Janicki Industries.
  • The dome towers stand 54 feet high.
  • The church includes a mezzanine level.
  • Exposed wood trusses add to the interior aesthetic.
  • 57” glulam beams were installed in the northeast and southeast corners of the church for easy future expansion.

 

Location: 
Mount Vernon, Washington
Square Feet: 
11,689-SF
Stories: 
1
Primary Material: 
Concrete
Steel
Wood
Unreinforced Masonry
Type: 
Structural
Sector: 
Religious

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