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  St. Edward Catholic Church, Rev. Joseph A. GietiSt. Edward Catholic Church, Rev. Joseph A. Gieti


Turner Duran Architects LP
333 Cypress Run, #350, Houston, Texas 77094

General Description

Location: Spring, Texas
Date Bid: Jan 2013 Construction Period: Jan 2013 to Oct 2013
Total Square Feet: 10,135 Site: 18.056 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Sizes: First floor, 10,135; total 10,135 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 21’ 2”; total, 21’ 2”.
Basic Construction Type: New/VB.
Foundation: Pier & grade beam. Exterior Walls: Brick. Roof: Asphalt shingles.
Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Project Team

Structural Engineer: CJG Engineers, Houston, LLC - 3200 Wilcrest Drive, #305, Houston, TX 77042
General Contractor: Harvey Builders, Inc. - P.O. Box 42008, Houston, TX 77242
Mechanical Engineer & Electrical Engineer: The Tower Company Consulting Engineers - 5444 Westheimer Road, #1680, Houston, TX 77056
Civil Engineer: ALJ Lindsey, LLC - 6111 FM 1960 West, #208, Houston, TX 77069

The new Rev. Joseph A. Gietl Pastoral Ministry Center was Phase 2 of a multi-phase Master Plan. The new Pastoral Ministry Center is linked to the existing church building with an outdoor plaza enclosed by an open-air covered walkway colonnade. The focal point of the paved plaza is a fountain which provides a calming, tranquil sense of entry (with the fountain's cascading water) to both the church and new Pastoral Ministry Center.

The new 10,135-square-foot Pastoral Center was envisioned to replace and expand the existing administration building, which had been housed for over 20 years in a converted two-story Rectory. The new Pastoral Ministry Center building, which was strategically located on-axis with the existing church entry is accessed through a secured main lobby, which opens to a large reception area and provides direct access to the Social Services office suite. The balance of the new Pastoral Ministry Center building is divided into two distinct areas; an administration suite, which houses various pastoral and administrative offices and a total of three meeting rooms of varying sizes and an education ministry suite with offices accessed both internally and externally through separate secured entries.

The architectural aesthetic of the new Pastoral Ministry Center building reflects the existing architectural style and exterior finish materials of the existing church through the use of brick and cast stone details, which is where the two (2) building depart. Unlike the construction of the existing church, which consists of gluman columns and beams and structural steel as the primary structural framing system. For economy of cost, the new Pastoral Ministry Center's structural system utilized load bearing exterior walls of structural gage metal studs and wood roof trusses. An asphalt shingle roof with R-30 insulation and R-19 insulation in the walls completes the building's
water tight envelope.

Product Information
Building Envelope: Siteworks, Alamo Stone, Acme
Roofing: Elk
Windows, Curtain Wall, Entrances & Storefronts: Kawneer
Interior: Daltile, Sherwin Williams
Flooring: Daltile, J & J, Armstrong, Mannington
Lighting: Quality Lighting, Kenall GE, KW Industries, GE, Philips, Lightolier

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