Sherman Construction provided the Catholic Diocese of Charleston South Carolina with construction services for a new 10,000 SF sanctuary.
The owners wanted to design and construct a contemporary interpretation of a traditional Catholic worship space. The project included a narthex, children’s chapel, guest room for visiting bishops, restroom facilities and seating for up to 600 parishioners.
Designers created a “cross nave” plan that was constructed beneath a seventeen foot diameter barrel vault, lit by dimmer controlled indirect lighting. Three colors of split face masonry were utilized in bands and striker courses to add interest and detail to the exterior surfaces. The project included a translucent glass steeple mounted over the entry narthex and lit from the interior.