Seven Dolors Catholic Parish

Manhattan, KS

Services provided on this project:

  • Architecture,
  • Interior Design,
  • Liturgical Furnishings Design

Architecture Overview:

RDG Planning & Design was asked to update this historic, Italianate Catholic church to fit the needs of today’s liturgy. The efforts involved a three-fold approach: refresh finishes (RENOVATE), introduce new mechanical and sound systems (INNOVATE) and revive elements of liturgical and historic significance (RESTORE). Building on a unique parish name, the seven sorrows of Mary taken from scripture are displayed throughout. Dialog with the historic preservation board of the city of Manhattan, Kansas ensured continued use by this active parish while preserving an iconic structure for the greater community.

Interior Design Overview:

Liturgical Furnishings Design Overview: