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Waukegan Church / STL

  • 01:00 - 25 October, 2010
Waukegan Church / STL
Waukegan Church / STL, Courtesy of STL
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Waukegan, IL, United States
  • Architects

    STL
  • Client

    The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago
  • Area

    5000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2010

From the architect. The Iglesia des Nuestra Senora des Guadalupe project is composed of a 5,000 square foot addition to an existing church and site renovations. On the inside, the addition’s layout provides a new entryway, narthex, and sanctuary for the congregation. On the outside, the site plan strategy and exterior building form provide a visual anchor for the site and reformulate the arrival sequence with a new centralized entryway that serves as a hinge between the liturgical and social program spaces inside the complex.

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Courtesy of STL

This project was completed using the Design-Build system in which STL was engaged to perform all architectural and contracting services, responsible for the project from initial design to execution of construction. This service represents a change from the more commonly practiced Design-Bid-Build system in which the architect is responsible for the design of a project, but not its construction. This system provides cost savings for the client at the expense of control over the design. Depending on the clients means and needs, Design-Build can help a client realize a project despite an otherwise impossible financial position.

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Courtesy of STL

Notwithstanding the cost savings entailed in Design-Build, the budget for this project represented a significant design challenge. Refining the overall design down to a few basic elements composed of inexpensive materials, and utilizing those elements for maximum effect, required considerable effort for both the architectural and contracting teams inside of STL. As a result of this effort, the interior is composed of a finished concrete slab and exposed wooden roof structure. These durable, common materials were detailed and built with great care by both the design and contracting teams in order to reveal their noble qualities. The result is a refined space capable of meeting the liturgical needs of the congregation at a very low cost.

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AIA IFRAA KC · October 27, 2010

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Ron Geyer · October 27, 2010

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Andy Marshall · October 26, 2010

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Dennis · October 26, 2010

...also, are all those structural gables strictly necessary?

Dennis · October 26, 2010

It's very interesting, but would it have made such a big difference to the budget if you had taken the steeper roof pitch right through all the way rather? or is it meant to be a strong conceptual device?

jason paul haskins · October 26, 2010

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jim manjooran · October 26, 2010

the steep rise of the roof over Sanctuary is good...good section actually.....but the side elevation...especially of the Nave..makes it very very ordinary..

Andy Marshall · October 26, 2010

Waukegan Church / STL http://pulsene.ws/ck3f #architecture

Yu-Jin · October 26, 2010

Inspirational architecture - Waukegan Church - http://ow.ly/2Z8Zx #designinspiration

Fabrica3 · October 26, 2010

Francamente, em1958, o @ONiemeyer já fazia igrejas mais belas aqui no Brasil, hein? + ou - esta aqui: http://archdai.ly/axyoqF

Architecture+Molding · October 26, 2010

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ROTFLMAO · October 25, 2010

Good lord!!! WTF is this?

C · October 25, 2010 10:59 PM

It's like the plans are nice, but the siding makes it look like a mobile home. And I don't know what is going on in the front. And then the structural cables in the context of the hanging Jesus on cables is weird.

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