St. Vincent de Paul
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Based on research of St. Vincent de Paul's life and times, the architectural character and artwork reflects a Neo-French Gothic style of architecture with references to St. Lazare, the last residence of St. Vincent de Paul in Paris. But while the exterior form suggests a traditional Basilical plan, the interior provides an open, centrally-focused worship space in support of modern liturgy. Beginning in 1992 with a 15 acre property located on the Champions Golf Course and in the midst of a growing residential neighborhood, RDG worked with the parish to define a vision that has carried it through five phases of construction and eighteen years of development--through each phase refining the design and articulating the needs--from completion of the school in 1993 through completion of the worship center, parish hall, and fellowship space. From the first meeting with the planning committee it became clear that the parish was looking for a building that "looks like a church." The RDG team spent the next few months working closely with the parish to articulate what "looking like a church" meant. Throughout the process, our journey together brought the parish to a greater understanding of the history of the Roman Catholic Church, both spiritually and architecturally.
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Liturgical Furnishings Design Overview:
Throughout the process, the parish, liturgical consultant Brother William Woeger, contractors, and artists were actively involved in a collaborative process that blurred the line between art and architecture. Parish meetings, publications and educational documents kept the parish involved and informed in the design process as well as documenting for future generations the intent of the art and ecclesiastical appointments as well as the architecture and design of the facility.
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- CLIENT: St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
- Lighting Design Honor Award - Illuminating Society of North America - Lighting Design Honor Award - 2002
- AIA Nebraska Chapter - Honor Award for Excellence in Masonry - 1999
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