Harrison Design was asked to envision a master plan for a new church in a suburb of Atlanta, with seating for at least 600, a choir loft and practice space, as well as office, educational, and gathering spaces for community programs. The design of the building is based on the now-closed St. Gerard’s Catholic Church in Buffalo, NY, which was itself a subtle interpretation of the great Baroque Churches of Rome through a Neo-Classical lens. The ionic arcade in the nave continues this theme of elegant grandeur. Providentially, the design was able to incorporate much of the stained glass, statuary, pews and iron gates from St. Gerard’s in New York. The 37,500-square-foot church was officially dedicated March 17, 2019.

Photographer: Silk Bandana Studios
Landscape Designer: Harrison Design
General Contractor: The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company