St. Martin's Episcopal Church
Location: Houston, Texas
The Saint Martin’s Episcopal Church expansion project included a 1,200-seat parish church of Gothic proportions, 600-seat parish hall, full banquet kitchen, new central plant and connections to the existing buildings, which now form a new formal cloister in the heart of the campus. The existing 400-seat church has become a wedding and day chapel.
With the addition of the Hope and Healing Center, St. Martin's undertook a new ministry dedicated to building and restoring lives to health and wholeness. Programs include crisis prevention, children with special needs, support for families and marriage, renewal and enrichment, and educational symposiums. The adjoining reflection garden was designed to facilitate multiple opportunities for private and group prayer and reflection in a beautiful pastoral setting.
The new youth facility at St. Martin’s features fully integrated state-of-the-art audio-visual systems, light-filled, and open youth-friendly furniture. This facility was purposefully designed so that middle and high school youth could take ownership of the space and its activities. Important to this program was a strong indoor-to-outdoor connection featuring terraces, lawn, fountain, basketball court and sports field.
2011 John Staub Awards, Honorable Mention in Architecture
2005 Awards of Merit, International Illumination Design
2005 Craftsmanship Award, Masonry
2005 Landmark Award, Houston Business Journal
2005 International Excellence in Masonry, First Place, Masons Contractors Association of America
2005 International Excellence in Masonry, Best in Show/People's Choice, Masons Contractors Association of America
2005 Engineering Excellence Gold Medal Award, Structural Systems, Texas Council of Engineering Companies
2005 Merit Award, American Institute of Steel Construction
2005 Texas Council of Engineering Companies Gold Award, Texas Masonry Council Convention
2004 Golden Trowel Award, First Place, Texas Masonry Council Convention
2004 Golden Trowel Award, Excellence in Brick and Glass Block, Associated Masonry Contractors of Houston
2004 Craftsmanship Award for Spires, Construction Specification Institute
2003 Project of the Year Over $15 Million, ASA Houston