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Welcome to the McCrery Architects’ Construction Diary. This blog is intended to document our projects currently under construction and will be updated regularly as we receive photographs from the site.  Please visit our website to learn more about the projects we are documenting here:

Tradition has its origins in the words for “handing down” and the words for “time,” and so Tradition is a handing down over time from generation to generation. It is a continuing effort. Properly understood, Tradition is always new and always ancient…

Presentation by Lynne Strobel

Zoey DiMauro from the Arlington Catholic Herald has written an article on the new Saint Mary of Sorrows Church project in Fairfax, Virginia.

Included are several photographs of the presentation by the diocesan land-use attorney, Lynne Strobel.

Interior Elevation - finals

It has been a few weeks since we last provided an update on the McCrery Architects’ designed Sacred Hearth Cathedral in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Knoxville maintains a website with monthly construction updates which can be viewed here:


A McCrery Architects designed wrought iron gate was recently installed at Saint Dominic’s Parish Church in Washington, DC. Inspired by the work of famed blacksmith Samuel Yellin and fabricated by Anvilworks, LLC, this gate serves to create a special place for quiet contemplation and prayer for brides as they prepare for wedding celebrations in the church.

2016-03-04 Aerial Screenshot

R.W. Allen, the general contractor for our Saint Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church Project in Aiken, South Carolina, has recently uploaded three new aerial videos taken with a drone. The videos include a sweeping flight around the entire perimeter of the site, a flyover approaching the atrium garden and main facade from the west, and a 360-degree […]


Check out this article on the New Liturgical Movement blog with beautiful photographs from Saint Dominic’s Parish Church in Washington, DC, prominently featuring the Sanctuary furnishings designed by McCrery Architects and built by Mountain View Millworks.

Aerial Rendering - Compressed

McCrery Architects is proud to share the first images of a new project we have been working on for Saint Mary of Sorrows Parish Church, in Fairfax, Virginia.

New Liturgical Movement

A diary of projects currently under construction

Diary of a Parish Priest

A diary of projects currently under construction