Liturgical Projects

Sacred Heart Cathedral

This project is for an entirely new cathedral in Knoxville, Tennessee. In welcome collaboration with Barber McMurray Architects, McCrery Architects has designed a cathedral that will serve The Diocese of Knoxville with seating for 1,000 parishioners in a 25,000 square foot worship space.

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Holy Cross Church

This project is for a for addition to and transformation of an historic wood-frame shingled church building in historic Rumson, New Jersey.

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Saint Mary Help of Christians Church

This project is for an entirely new church building and gardens situated in the midst of the city of Aiken in western South Carolina.

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St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel & Blessed John Newman Center

This project is for a new St Thomas Aquinas Chapel and new Newman Center complex in welcome collaboration with Kevin Clark and his firm Clark Architectural Collaborative.

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Cathedral of the Holy Name of Jesus

This project is for an entirely new Cathedral Church to be built for the Diocese of Raleigh, North Carolina. The design participates in and extends the nearly 2000 year-long tradition of art and architecture established and fostered by the Roman Catholic Church.

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The New Mount Carmel of America Monastery

A new 150,000 square foot Carmelite Monastery in the Rocky Mountains of Wyoming. The monastery is designed in the French medieval tradition and is arranged around a High French Gothic monastic chapel with flying buttresses and twin bell towers.

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Saint Ann Catholic Church

A major renovation and addition to the basement of a never-completed church building. This re-design removed the existing roof structure to increase the height of the space while maintaining the existing building footprint.

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New Saint Cecilia Chapel

A new Chapel for the Dominican nuns at their Motherhouse. This large chapel was conceived as the center of the large and growing congregation and is arranged to accommodate all its members in an antiphonally-arranged choir.

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Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at Saint Joseph Cathedral

A newly-built chapel situated within an existing building of Cathedral complex. Part of an overall Cathedral Masterplan, it is the setting for daily Mass and for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Everything shown is entirely new, conceived within the tradition of the unification of art and architecture in service to the Church.

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Saint Joseph Cathedral

Proposed improvements for the major renovation to the interior of the Cathedral. Based on the several successful projects at the Cathedral under the direction of then Bishop Robert J. Carlson, the new Bishop Paul J. Swain invited Mr. McCrery to offer his sketch ideas for possible improvements to the Cathedral Church itself.

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Saint Thomas Aquinas Chapel at the Dominican House of Studies

Interior improvements to an existing chapel to serve the Dominican seminarians in their study to become priests. The design provides a chapel at one end of the room and a homiletics lab at the other. The sanctuary was extended and the existing marble altar was restored and relocated away from the sanctuary wall to accommodate both rites of the Mass.

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Saint Bernadette Catholic Church

An interior architectural re-work of a mission parish in the Blue Ridge Mountains using local materials and craftsmen as well as liturgical appointments both antique and new.

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Saint Hugh of Grenoble Catholic Church

A new Sanctuary Reredos incorporating four great icon images. The reredos is designed to provide a liturgical and theological setting for the Sacrifice of the Mass. Additional improvements to the Sanctuary are on-going.

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Saint Joseph’s on Capitol Hill

Continued renovations and interior improvements to a grand church built in 1891. The latest improvement is the new altar; and the next being planned is the restoration of the communion rail and a new pulpit.

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Saint Mary, Mother of God Catholic Church

Interior and exterior improvements to one of Washington’s old and great Churches. The current project is for a new devotional shrine to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal.

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Our Loving Mother Ukrainian Catholic Church & Oratory

A highly dramatic, traditional Ukrainian Church, Bell Tower and Oratory set in the rolling countryside outside Atlanta to mark a Marian Apparition Site.

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Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy

A commission for new Church Complex. Situated next to the great Church of Saint Stanislaus Kostka, the Sanctuary’s internal rotunda is preceded outside by a “nave” two stories in height that surrounds a large prayer garden with Stations of the Cross, fountains and gardens.

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Saint Mary’s Academy and College

An entirely new, Gothic, cathedral-scale Church situated in the heart of the existing college campus. A Masterplan was created to provide proper context to all contemplated improvements to the large campus.

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Saint Patrick Cathedral

A major reorganization and additions to the apse portion of the existing Cathedral. These improvements are designed so as to convert a parish church into a properly functioning Cathedral Church. The plans include new sacristies, chapels, and Bishops’ crypt all radiating around the new sanctuary.

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