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  Good Shepherd Catholic ChurchGood Shepherd Catholic Church


HMN Architects, Inc.
7400 W. 110th Street, #200, Overland Park, KS 66210

General Description

Location: Smithville, Missouri
Date Bid: Apr 2010 Construction Period: June 2010 to Aug 2011
Total Square Feet: 24,810 Site: 35 acres.
Number of Buildings: One with seating capacity of 545; worship space expandable to 700 seats. Building Size: First floor, 12,275; second floor, 12,535; total, 24,810 square feet.
Building Height: Basement, 14’; first floor, varies; floor to floor, 14’; total, 58’4”. Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: CMU, brick, curtain wall, glue laminated. Roof: Membrane, asphalt shingles. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall.

Project Team

Design Partner: Castrop Design Group, LLC - 4318 W. 54th Street, Roeland Park, KS 64108
Structural Engineer: A.T. Renczarski & Co., Inc. - 1500 D N.W. Vivion Road, Kansas City, MO 64118
Construction Manager: Straub Construction - 7775 Meadow View Drive, Shawnee, KS 66227
Cost Estimator: Excel Constructors - 8041 W. 47th Street, Overland Park, KS 66203
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Henderson Engineers, Inc. - 8345 Lenexa Drive, #300, Lenexa, KS 66214
Landscape Architect: Kaw Valley Engineering, Inc. - 14700 W. 114th Terrace, Lenexa, KS 66215

Good Shepherd Catholic Church and the St. Joseph Diocese of Kansas City hired HMN with Castrop Design Group to design a new church for the parish relocation. Creating a master plan for the 32-acre site was the first step. It included space for the church, chapel, school, gym, day care, outdoor recreation and rectory.

After completing the master plan, the HMN design team began designing the first phase. The clients' goal was to create a building that was historically symbolic utilizing traditional ecclesiastic design elements. It features a 70-foot bell tower, 500-seat church, a fellowship narthex (foyer), offices, parish hall with a commercial kitchen, as well as School of Religion classrooms. Design features include a column free basement of long span composite concrete floor, which is a stiffer and less expensive approach. The worship space is expandable to 700 seats. A future 70-seat adoration apse was included in the design.

The project team encountered several challenges on the project. The first was obtaining utilities economically. HMN negotiated with the city for shared costs of public infrastructure. Another challenge was the integration of multiple construction systems. Concrete block, heavy timber, steel and formed concrete were used to achieve the design the client desired without being cost prohibitive.

"I am so grateful that God sent us the right architects! I am grateful for the gifts you bring to his work; your obvious expertise, natural gifts and skill with buildings, your strength and leadership and your real commitment to making this the best building this parish could have had!"
--Father Greg Haskamp

"Good Shepherd Catholic Church is very possibly the nicest new church we have put up in this diocese, in my opinion, in a long, long time. It is a testament to the architect, contractor, pastor, staff, and folks. You all have done a wonderful job with a very difficult task."
-- Father Brad Offutt

Product Information
Building Envelope: Timberweld, STO, Trenwyth
Roofing Membrane: Derbigum Asphalt Shingles: GAF
Flooring: Shaw, Mannington, Atlas Concorde, Desco
Windows, Curtain Wall, Entrances & Storefronts: Kawneer
Elevator: ThyssenKrupp

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