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CHURCHES - CHAPELS - LITURGICAL OFFICES

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 B. Wick Chapel

UNIV 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 GSF

HIGHLIGHTS

150 Movable Seats

Natural Ventilation

Schantz Pipe Organ

Offices & Restrooms

Conference Room

 

St. Bonaventure Church 

DIOCESE OF PITTSBURGH

St. Bonaventure Parish was designed to emphasize movement. A number of design elements reinforce a strong central axis focused upon the high altar, the reredos and apse-shaped sanctuary that frame the altar, and the raised dias. The organic imagery found in the writings of St. Bonaventure is communicated through the iconography in the stained glass windows that encircle the Nave and Sanctuary. 

TYPE  New Construction

SIZE  26,000 GSF

HIGHLIGHTS

750 Seats
Daily Mass Chapel
Sacristy
Social Hall & Meeting Rooms
Belltower

TYPE  Renovation

HIGHLIGHTS

Stone Cleaning & Selective Replacement

Repointing

Master Plan included: New ADA Ramp

Replacement of Boilers & Piping

Restoration of the Sanctuary 

Shadyside Presbyterian Church

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.

 
 

Pittsburgh Presbytery Center

Built in the late 1800's, the former Northern Light Building on Pittsburgh's North Side was purchased by the Pittsburgh Presbytery to house their executive offices.  The first floor has a generous lobby/reception space with an elevator, surrounded by perimeter offices and a large conference room.  The center of the building has a two story atrium allowing natural light to filter into interior offices and the first floor chapel. A communicating wood stair connects the first and second floor lobbies. Offices, a staff work room and lounge with adjacent kitchen are on the second floor

TYPE Renovation

SIZE  19,800 GSF

HIGHLIGHTS

+20 Offices

Two-Story Atrium

Resource Center Including Inter-Loan Library

Chapel

New Parking Lot

 
 

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St. Louis and Elizabeth Chapel

FRANCISCAN UNIVERSITY OF STEUBENVILLE