Religious Projects

Scarborough Presbyterian Church

ReligiousScarborough, NY

The Scarborough Presbyterian Church was built in 1895, and as the congregation grew, a school complex grew around it.  VBA was retained provide master plan services to re-organize the entire Church and school complex as well as to restore the Church and Carriage House.   As part of the master plan VBA studied different options for providing new plaza spaces,…

Fordham University Church

ReligiousBronx, NY

VBA was retained to restore the Fordham University Church at the Rose Hill campus. The project was a complete exterior restoration of the Landmark Church.  VBA completed schematic design through construction administration services for the University. The exterior marble stone facade was cleaned and re-pointed.  VBA completed an extensive exterior survey of the Church facade to develop the scope of repair. …

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

ReligiousSacramento, CA

VBA was a consultant for architectural restoration of this 1889 Italian Renaissance and Victorian Cathedral.  The Cathedral’s restoration was an elaborate recreation of historic conditions, reviving the previous grandeur of this historic building.  The restoration included a new liturgical plan that provided a new marble platform and steps, an altar table and wood raridose.   The existing Cathedral’s interior had…

Reformed Church of Bronxville

ReligiousBronxville, NY

The Reformed Church of Bronxville was originally built in the 1920s as a “simple picturesque Gothic style” church.  The Church was also heavily influenced by the Norman Church designs, transformed with Gothic stye windows  to create a distinctly American style of religious architecture. Over time the Parish grew and the Church was expanded, a school building was added and a new…

St. Joseph Parish

ReligiousQueens, NY

VBA was commissioned for full design and construction administration services for the first phase of the restoration of a historic Roman Catholic Church, Parish Center, Rectory, and School complex.  VBA also provided programming and master plan preparation, creating a phased plan for the Church to guide their future renovations.  Located in the thriving community of Astoria, Queens, the Church was…

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church

ReligiousCorona, Queens

     VBA was retained to design a new church replacing the temporary structure used by the congregation.  The underlying challenge was to provide a building suitable for worship and yet modest in cost.  All aspects including form, size, materials, and finishes were carefully considered in order to achieve a cost effective yet appropriately ceremonial space.