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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:

Traditional Building magazine has released their latest edition, and it features an article on Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and Newman Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. McCrery Architects was the Design Architect for this project, which doubled the Mass seating capacity for the very popular and continually growing Catholic ministry center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. […]

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 […]

New Liturgical Movement

A diary of projects currently under construction

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A diary of projects currently under construction