Location:Completed: 2019 Architect: Stern and Bucek Architects
Inspired by tradition, Christ Church Cathedral is a diverse and passionate Christian community devoted to meaningful worship and ministry. It is a parish that has embraced its historic, downtown Houston setting and is proud of its 180-year history. After more than a year of research, conversation, feedback and prayer, Christ Church announced Sowing The Seed – The Campaign for Christ Church Cathedral, and we were thrilled to be the contractor that brought their vision to life. The Cathedral’s buildings date back as far as 1893 and required work on masonry, windows, roofs, drains, and scuppers. These buildings are listed on national, state, and local historic registers and construction had to comply with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. The interior of the 1893 sanctuary required modest work, consisting of painting walls, refinishing the floor, upgrading the lights in the chancel and installing a new electronic system to improve acoustics in the back of the sanctuary. The most complex interior work was remodeling the sacristy where vesting occurs, altar accouterments are stored, and collections are returned after each service. Christ Church improved and restored their historical campus in order to continue their mission of providing inspiring worship and expanding their transformative ministry to Houston and beyond while preparing for their future.