The challenge for site planning for St. Stephen was to fit extensive interior and exterior program requirements onto a 14 acre site.
St. Jerome Catholic Church
St. Jerome’s Parish plans include expansion into a multi-phase school and worship space. Growing needs and a changing area make it necessary to reach out into the community and provide a larger and more efficient church and school.
The design of the church and school buildings developed from a study of the site conditions and blends with this rural setting plus the neighboring residential and institutional properties.
A natural wetland at the southeast portion of the site and an engineered detention pond enhance onsite water retention and quality. Ball fields for the church and school bring in families from the surrounding communities.
The 850 seat church represents Phase II of the overall master plan for the campus.
The solution for this project was to design a glass faced space that both feels open and welcoming while also creating distinct zones that are comfortable at the human scale.
Recognizing a need to accommodate their growth with a long-term vision, Lakeland engaged GROTH Design Group to develop a solution to expand their space.