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

Colonnade ionic arcade nave pastel interior stain glass renaissance basilica with clerestory windows by Harrison Design
Ambulatory side aisle nave with Sacred heart of Jesus shrine visual termination polished concrete floor by Harrison Design
Gold painted sanctuary with marble altar tabernacle high altar with candles and ambo Corinthian columns by Harrison Design
Stained Glass Window colored image of Mary Queen and Mother in arch with Corinthian capital classical by Harrison Design
Marble and granite holy water font with Christian symbolism in narthex giallo antico octagon sculpture by Harrison Design
Fine craftsmanship marble and granite scrolls on marble altar with classical details and panels architecture by Harrison Design
Sculptural wooden pews with carved scrolls mahogany arms and kneelers architect of record Harrison Design
Granite and marble pieta sorrowing mary and jesus sculpture Michelangelo scrolls renaissance inspiration by Harrison Design
Confessional doors ornate wood pattern with soundproof glass and natural light architecture by Harrison Design
Light filled narthex with large wooden doors holy water font and easter candle classical details by Harrison Design