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Welcome to the McCrery Architects’ Construction Diary!  This blog documents our projects that are 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: http://www.mccreryarchitects.com

McCrery Architects completed another project at Saint Dominic’s Parish Church in early 2017. We designed new confessionals to replace older ones from the 1970’s that incorporate both screen and face to face forms of confession as well as making them wheelchair accessible. The woodwork, fabricated and installed by Mountain View Millworks, is quarter sawn white […]

One day after being blessed in the atrium garden, the four new cast bells from Christoph Paccard Bell Foundry were hoisted into the new bell tower at Saint Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in Aiken, South Carolina. R.W. Allen, the general contractor of both the church building and the new bell tower, has uploaded […]

The four new bells, beautifully cast by Christoph Paccard Bell Foundry, arrived at Saint Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church on July 6, 2017.  They were unloaded and temporarily placed in the atrium garden in front of the church for viewing. Here are some close-up photos of the bells, courtesy of Gina Kvartek, where you […]

The downtown Aiken skyline has received a new addition, as the bell tower at Saint Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church has taken shape over the past couple months. R.W. Allen had previously constructed the foundations and base for the bell tower when they constructed the new church building on Fairfield Street, which was consecrated […]

As the bell tower at Saint Mary of Christians Catholic Church begins to rise in Aiken, South Carolina, the bells that will soon be heard ringing throughout the city are beginning to take shape as well! Here are some photos we recently received of the casting process from Christoph Paccard Bell Foundry in Charleston, South […]

On April 21, 2017, the Washington Mid Atlantic Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art hosted their biannual ceremony for the John Russell Pope Awards at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C.  The John Russell Pope Awards recognize excellence in classical architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture.  They are named after John Russell […]

We recently took photos of the incredible new stained glass windows at Saint Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in Aiken, South Carolina. The three windows are: “Christ in Majesty”, located in the west facade of the church above the main entrance “Blessed Virgin Mary Help of Christians”, located in the north transept of the […]

New Liturgical Movement

A diary of projects currently under construction

Diary of a Parish Priest

A diary of projects currently under construction