GuernseyTingle was honored
by the Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate at the 21st
Annual Excellence in Development Design Awards Program and Hampton Roads Design
Build Institute of America for the design of the St. Bede Catholic Church Expansion
in James City County, Virginia.
Inc. and Kerns Group Architects partnered with St. Bede Catholic Church to
design and build an Education Wing, Parish Hall and Church Offices that met the
needs of the parishioners, minimized the visual impact of new building to the
existing worship space, and allows the church to look toward future growth
opportunities on their existing site.
The HRACE award was an Award
of Excellence, and the DBIA award was for Project of the Year.
Located in the woods far from the main road, access to the church reflects the parish’s spiritual journey. The low massing of two new one-story wings defer to the worship volume as the most important space in the composition and creates a sacred outdoor room which opens to the community.
GuernseyTingle continues to
work with St. Bede Catholic Church to update and expand the original
GuernseyTingle is entering
its 35th year as a Williamsburg-based Architectural, Interior Design
and Planning firm.