St. Joseph Catholic Church Restoration + Narthex Addition

Shawnee, Kansas

In partnership with Derek Porter Studios

Award: 2020 IIDA Award of Merit

Services: Interior Lighting Design, Exterior Lighting Design

Architect: SFS Architecture

Photographer: Michael Spillers, Derek Porter

This mid twentieth century catholic church was scheduled for a significant interior renovation to the existing sanctuary as well as new additions that included an expanded Narthex and porte-cochere. Renovation to the sanctuary includes changes to interior finishes, new furniture, life-safety upgrades and a new lighting system. Primary visual focus is drawn to the altar and other ceremonial features central to the service. Coves, downlights and uplighting were carefully detailed and coordinated with the architect to yield a seamless, integrated lighting design that meets pragmatic requirements while yielding a beautiful, elegant interior.