The growing parish of St. Mary's needed larger facilities for the worship, school and community ministries and activities. To achieve this, 29,000 square feet of space was added to an existing school and community center. The primary portion of the addition is a new church building, which includes a worship area with seating for 600. The church building also houses new offices, conference rooms, meeting rooms, and a narthex.
The school portion of the addition includes new pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classrooms, as well as space for further office and classroom development. Approximately half of the existing school was remodeled into offices, staff resources areas, and an IMC/computer lab area. The remaining classrooms received cosmetic improvements. Remodeling of the school also provided much-needed storage area for the school, kitchen, and community center.
The exterior of the addition features brick and stone to match the materials already in place at the school, and concrete block and stucco to define the church portion of the facility. The same materials were used to clad the existing community center, creating a pleasing unified appearance to the church, school, and community center. Construction was scheduled to allow for continued use of the community center throughout the building program.