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St. Thomas More Church

St. Thomas More Church

Sarasota

Built in 2013.

Designed by JNW Studios Architecture and Interior Design, Architect of Record: Cobrooke.

While wishing to retain existing structure where appropriate, this Church renovation and expansion was required to increase capacity from 800 to 1,400 seats. This 29,900 SF sustainable renovation and expansion sustains Parish memory by creatively salvaging certain items and by reusing the existing structure of the northern Chapel and southern entry. The addition, its new Bell Tower and the new west entry are inserted between the existing pieces, bringing a flood of human energy into the heart of the building, bathed in calm northern daylight and warmed by measured quantities of direct daylight. The visible warm focus of the beech wood clad wall and east window behind the main altar reinforce the focus and sense of celebration that is the focus of the liturgy the building is there to house.

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