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Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church


Archdiocese of New Orleans


LaPlace, Louisianaq

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This new Catholic Church is designed to accomodate 1000 worshippers in a simplified early Christian basilica style, updated with a fan-seating plan to bring the congregation together in prayer during services. The roof trusses recall 14th century churches in Italy with arcades and arched side aisles providing a traditional feeling to the liturgical space. 19th Century stained glass windows from an abandoned church were incorporated into the design.

Design Awards & Publications

  • 2001 Excellence in Construction Award, Institutional
    Associated Builders and Contractors New Orleans Bayou Chapter
  • Case Study File: Religious Design
    Published by Design Cost Data Magazine, September/October, 2003