St. Mary's Catholic Church

Blacksburg, VA

Services provided on this project:

  • Architecture,
  • Interior Design,
  • Liturgical Furnishings Design,
  • Master Planning,

Architecture Overview:

Overlooking Brush Mountain, not far from the Appalachian Trail, the site of St. Mary’s Catholic Church provides an opportunity to draw on the rich history of the church and the magnificent surrounding countryside. It was important to the parish to reflect the natural beauty of the New River Valley through an arts-and-crafts approach to detailing and to reach out to and serve the academic community of Virginia Tech. RDG and the church building committee studied the church’s history and the roots of its architectural expression. The resulting master plan included the construction of a phase-one worship space and parish hall plus religious-education and office facilities. Plans for future phases include a gymnasium and expansion of educational facilities.

Interior Design Overview:

Liturgical Furnishings Design Overview:

Master Planning Overview:

  • CLIENT: St. Mary's Catholic Church
  • COMPLETE: June 2008
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The distance between Blacksburg to the home base of Omaha was never an issue. [The RDG team] was "Johnny on the spot" in returning phone calls and email and maintaining the schedule.”

- -Loretta Zamer, Project Manager for St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blacksburg, VA