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St. John of the Cross Catholic Church


Archdiocese of New Orleans


Lacombe, Louisiana


1987 Honor Award New Orleans Chapter, AIA, 1986 Honor of Excellence Award Louisiana Architects Association

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In the Award Winning design of St. John of the Cross Catholic Church, Blitch Knevel created a dynamic and spirited place of worship though the cruciform shape and use of an all wood structure. The 300 seat church is designed for easy, logical expansion for future needs.

Design Publications

  • 1989 American Wood Council, Code Conforming Wood Design Guide
  • 1988 Sun/Coast Architect/Builder, April Issue
  • 1987 SFPA Market News, Southern Forest Products Association