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Worship

CHURCHES |  CHAPELS  |  LITURGICAL OFFICES  | MONASTARIES

MCF believes in the power of design to encompass our clients' beliefs. No matter the faith tradition, we work to create spaces that are inspirational and uplifting. With integrity and professionalism, our team of experts are able to reflect on the light, mystery and hope of a liturgical design representative of a variety of ideologies.

Harriet Wick Chapel

University of Pittsburgh, Bradford

Situated at the foot of the Allegheny National Forest, the Harriet B. Wick Chapel on the University of Pittsburgh, Bradford campus provides a tranquil and unique site for religious services, educational programs, receptions, and small choral and musical performances.  It is oriented to take full advantage of the views overlooking the wildlife and surrounding hillsides, as well as the adjacent Tunungwant Creek.  The Chapel can additionally be used as an instructional space, for occasional large classes.

TYPE  New Construction

 

SIZE  4,400 sqft.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

150 Movable Seats
Natural Ventilation
Schantz Pipe Organ
Offices & Restrooms
Conference Room

 

Marian Fountain Convent

Daughters of Holy Mary of the Heart of Jesus

The convent provides living quarters for 32 Nuns. The design is oriented toward four living types: Pre-novice, Novice, Postulate and Professed. In addition to the living spaces the building includes: A Chapel, Offices, Kitchen, Living Room areas, Library, Community Room, Guest Dining and all necessary amenities. One of the projects challenges was the hillside location to the convent. Ground stabilization and vehicular flow required foresight in the planning.

TYPE  New Construction

 

SIZE  32,703 sqft.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Chapel

Living Spaces

Offices

Kitchen

Communal Spaces

Guest Dining

Holy Spirit Friary

Franciscan University of Steubenville

The Friary provides the living quarters and worship space for the 20 Franciscan Friars who direct the spiritual life of Franciscan University and who actively minister to the campus community. The home includes a 50-seat Chapel, guest living quarters, formal and informal living spaces, private and group dining, full service kitchen, offices, parlors for meeting with visitors, and various outdoor living spaces.

TYPE  New Construction

 

SIZE  24,331 sqft.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Chapel

Living Spaces

Full Service Kitchen

Offices

Visitor Guest Spaces

Shadyside Presbyterian Church

Pittsburgh, PA

Designed by the famed architect, H.H. Richardson, MCF is proud to have been entrusted with the responsibility of restoring the Shadyside Presbyterian Church. Design work was preceded by preparation of a 10-year Master Plan to complete all the desired work within a controlled and scheduled fashion. Exterior stone restoration was carefully researched, specified and supervised by MCF and included stone cleaning, selected stone replacement and restoration, repointing and waterproofing.

TYPE  Renovation

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Stone Cleaning & Selective Replacement

Repointing

Master Plan included: New ADA Ramp

Replacement of Boilers & Piping

Restoration of the Sanctuary

Additional Projects