Category Knoxville Cathedral

Knoxville Construction Update

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:

Knoxville Caissons

The cathedral site is currently being cleared for drilling holes to set foundational caisson piles. The first of these was drilled and set this week. Here’s a picture from the construction site:

Pope Francis Blesses the Knoxville Cathedral Cornerstone

Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville has been in Rome attending the synod, and presented the cornerstone for the new cathedral, designed by McCrery Architects, to the pope for his blessing. A description of the event can be found on the cathedral’s website, and additional photographs are available on the cathedral’s Flickr page.

In the News: Knoxville Cathedral

Recently, The Knoxville News Sentinel published an article highlighting the work McCrery Architects and our friends at Barber McMurry Architects have been doing in making the Knoxville Cathedral a long-lasting, environmentally-friendly structure. It describes a number of things going on at the site, and has some pictures, too. It’s worth a look!

Knoxville Cathedral Renderings and Virtual Walkthrough

Lots of exciting things are in the works here at McCrery Architects; the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart we are designing for the Diocese of Knoxville is coming closer to reality every day. Here are some renderings we made of the site plan, the interior, and the exterior: Pam Rhoades at the Diocese of Knoxville has produced […]

Sacred Heart Cathedral Groundbreaking

McCrery Architects is pleased to present, as promised, photos of the groundbreaking ceremony and preceding Mass in Knoxville, Tennessee on April 19. Additionally, video footage of the Mass, the Groundbreaking, and some reflections at the construction site by the Bishop of Knoxville, Richard Stika, are available on the diocesan homepage. This is a truly exciting […]

Coming Soon: Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Knoxville, TN

This Sunday, His Excellency Bishop Richard Stika and the Diocese of Knoxville, Tennessee will be breaking ground for their new Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. McCrery Architects is honored to be the design architect for this exciting project. We will be documenting its construction here at the Construction Diary, so stay tuned for updates and photos […]

New Liturgical Movement

A diary of projects currently under construction

Diary of a Parish Priest

A diary of projects currently under construction