Shepherd Catholic Church|
HMN Architects, Inc.
7400 W. 110th Street, #200, Overland Park, KS 66210
Location: Smithville, Missouri
Date Bid: Apr 2010 Construction Period: June 2010 to Aug
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.
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 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
--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
Building Envelope: Timberweld, STO, Trenwyth
Roofing Membrane: Derbigum Asphalt Shingles: GAF
Flooring: Shaw, Mannington, Atlas Concorde, Desco
Windows, Curtain Wall, Entrances & Storefronts: Kawneer