Master Planning Designers Contracted

Church of the Holy Communion and St. Mary’s Episcopal School have recently taken the next step in pursuing their separate and shared visions for the future. Fleming Architects of Memphis has been engaged to lead a campus master planning process, and Terry Byrd Eason Design of Chapel Hill, N.C., has been engaged to lead a liturgical master planning process for our Nave and Chapel. Both processes will be completed by May.

This work is being partly funded by a gift from the estate of Florence Greenwood, wife of Holy Communion’s first rector. “Mrs. Greenwood played a major role in envisioning Holy Communion’s first chapter,” says Father Sandy Webb, “and her generosity enables us to envision the next.”

A committee of representatives from St. Mary’s and Holy Communion received proposals from six architects and interviewed three. Its recommendation was unanimous, and was endorsed unanimously by Holy Communion’s vestry and St. Mary’s trustees.

“Even before I was an architect, I was always struck by this property,” says Scott Fleming. His firm’s projects have included Christ United Methodist Church and Day School, Christian Brothers High School and the Kroc Center. “It has a great sense of permanence... the really rich reddish range of brick and the Georgian detailing give the whole campus a timelessness.”

“I have known and followed Eason’s work for decades,” says minister of music and liturgy David Ouzts, “and Washington Cathedral, St. Paul’s Cathedral (Buffalo) and Duke Chapel are among his finest examples. I predict that Terry Eason’s work for Holy Communion will make our nave his Georgian Colonial showpiece, and I simply cannot wait to see the work he will do for our parish.”

Posted by Cara Modisett at 6:00 AM
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