Saint Ann Catholic Church

Charlotte, North Carolina

The original Church presented to McCrery Architects was the basement of a never-completed church building. The upper Church portion of the original building was never realized, leaving the Parish in the cellar for more than 50 years. This re-design of Saint Ann Catholic Church removed the existing roof structure to increase the height of the space. The existing building footprint was maintained. The walls were extended to greater height and a new roof was designed to span the newly imagined noble Catholic interior. Two small additions were made to provide for a new Chapel and to accommodate restrooms. The project showcases the ability of high quality, traditional designed within a tight budget through collaboration between the client, architect, contractor, and craftsmen. The new design also included a chapel to be completed in a later phase that is nearly complete. The entire project was so well received that donors immediately responded, allowing for further improvements including mosaics, statues, and inscriptions. A new bell tower for the church is now in Schematic Design.

Commissioned by the Reverend Timothy Reid, Pastor.

See the YouTube video of the church’s transformation

I am writing to express our great pleasure in working with you on the reconstruction of Saint Ann’s Catholic Church. We appreciate your professionalism and sensitive approach to the design process. Producting a product at the highest level of traditional craftsmanship is our primary goal and we know that we will have this opportunity whenever we work with your firm. Patrick Cardine, Master metalworker and head of Cardine Studios