St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Plantersville, Texas

Located on a rural site north of Plantersville, Texas, the century-old Catholic Community at St. Mary’s Catholic Church engaged the Worship Place Studio of Ziegler Cooper Architects to develop a strategy that would enable the growing parish to expand their beloved sanctuary. After watching an episode of ‘Mega-movers’ several of the church’s leaders challenged the design team to come up with a design allowing them to grow literally!

Faithful to the existing interior detailing the innovative design included cutting the existing church in half and stretching it 30 feet. The new space, seating about 140 more parishioners, matches the wonderful hand painted bead board interior finishes, new windows match the gothic arched leaded glass windows of the old church and even the rustic pews match each and every detail.