Manausa Lewis & Dodson has designed or renovated the entire campus at Blessed Sacrament Church. The original church design completed in 1985 is an example of our firms ability to design a building that is contextual to its environment. The recently completed new elementary school building and middle school renovation helped unify the architectural style of the entire campus. The parish hall includes a full service kitchen with an attached meeting/dining hall. Both buildings utilize masonry construction and are similar in size and scope to the proposed project.
The program requirements included the design of a new sanctuary, a day chapel and access to existing church, (future parish hall). The site was a very restricted triangular area bounded by two streets and the existing sanctuary. We designed a faceted structure, projecting upward from the corner of the property. Exterior berms, planters, and landscaping are used to reduce the scale of the building and materials were selected which maintain the area’s residential quality. The interior seating radiates slightly upward away from the alter and all seats are within 50 feet from the alter. Stain glass, furnishes and fixtures were included as a integral part of the total design.
In addition to full service building and renovation design, MLD Architects has extensive experience in roof design and consultation. Randy Lewis is a recognized roofing systems expert, and has written articles for Florida AIA magazine and Florida Roofers magazine. MLD Architects has earned an excellent reputation for diagnosing roof problems, and offering corrective solutions. Due to his expertise, Mr. Lewis has provided expert testimony on numerous cases.