Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church

Our Lady of LaSalette began as a mission in 1969. By 1977 the church’s congregation had purchased land for the construction of a small parish. After it was fully established […]

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Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church

Our Lady of LaSalette began as a mission in 1969. By 1977 the church’s congregation had purchased land for the construction of a small parish. After it was fully established in April 1984, architects for CDH Partners created a master plan for the church that included the construction of a new parish.

This 300 plus member church had outgrown a facility that only seated 125 people. The master plan that was developed contained two phases. The first one called for the replacement of the original structure and the construction of a 400-seat sanctuary that includes sacristy and vestry rooms along with a spacious narthex.

The second phase included a new parish hall, additional parking and the conversion of the existing parish hall building to educational space. The church is located on a wooded site four miles north of Canton, Georgia. The parking area was expanded to serve the new building, the remaining parish hall, church offices, and the education building.

Large windows in the narthex open up the interior to the surrounding wooded scenery. The use of stone, glass, and wood in the original church building was continued and expanded in the design of the new structure to provide a sense of connectivity between the parish, its surroundings, and the memory of the origin church.

Owner:

Our Lady of LaSalette
Canton, Georgia

Square Footage:

Phase 1 – 10,000

Cost:

$3 million

Completion Date:

2012

Award:

Bricks in Architecture
Silver Award

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