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A Chapel in the Desert

Our Lady of Solitude is a chapel serving the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration in Tonopah, Arizona.  It is striking to see the chapel and the beautiful Pieta statue sitting out in the middle of desert country.

One of our member companies did a lot of work on this project.  This link will take you to a YouTube video that will show you up close the work that was done.

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Southwest Conference

This news comes to us from one of our members, James Hundt with Foresight Architects.  In case any other of our members were interested, here is information about the Southwest Conference on Art and Architecture.

You can click here to read more about the conference.

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A Glimpse of Heaven

Take a look at this beautiful mosaic dome that was recently completed. St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Austin, Texas recently completed a decade long project!

The pastoral associate along with 10 parishioners spearheaded the project and CCFM member, Rohn Associates, directed the liturgical design and installation.  Here’s an Article in Austin Statesman that tells about the project briefly, but a better article that details the labor intensive, detail-oriented, 10,000,000 mosaic tile project is here.

A Happy Story

Here’s a great success story about the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist’s restoration in the Diocese of Patterson. The cathedral is on the National and New Jersey State Historic Registers as well as the Paterson Historic District Register and dates back to 1870.

Back in September of 2010, ceiling tiles and plaster fell into the Nave area. Upon further inspection the cathedral was closed; having been deemed a “dangerous” building. Problems with trusses, flooring, and the choir loft are among a few of the issues discovered.

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Founding Member to Retire

Les McDonald is one of CCFM’s founding members and is retiring from the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

Les received his California Real Estate License in 1966 and was employed by a local brokerage. Shortly thereafter, he opened his own office in 1969. Les explains, “Initially I was selling single family homes and income units. As time went by, I was involved with commercial leasing and the sale of commercial properties.”

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Dekalb, Illionois - St. Mary's Parsih

There were many challenges to replacing the roof of this historic church, including a steep pitch, total tear-off needed, weight factor for trusses, and non-ventilated ridge. Here’s the solution they found!

A Reason for Hope – Beautiful New Church

Traditional Building Magazine published an article about a new church that was just built.  Saint Mary, Help of Christians Roman Catholic Church in Aiken, South Carolina was established in 1853 with the original structure being destroyed by a tornado in 1878.

This new structure is beautiful with it’s front atrium, modern to fit in with surrounding downtown buildings, and innovative with it’s wooden ciborium painted to look like marble.

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EverGreene Architectural Arts is Moving!

EverGreene Architectural Arts is a corporate member of CCFM and can usually be seen at our annual conference. We wanted to pass on the news that they have moved to Brooklyn!

Their new address as of February 24th will be:

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