St. Sophia Ukrainian Catholic Church
Location: Sherwood Park, Alberta
Overview: Prime consultant responsible for the Architectural, Structural, Mechanical and Electrical services for a 1,090 m² single-storey church and multipurpose facility. Major programmatic elements include a 300 seat tripartite church plan (sanctuary-nave-narthex) with sacristies, multipurpose assembly area, kitchen and storage area, classroom, washrooms, office, utility spaces, a landscaped site and 100 vehicle parking area. To respond to the lack of a municipal water supply system and budgetary constraints, the church and the hall were safely developed as two separate non-sprinklered and combustible buildings separated by a concealed firewall. One of the most striking design features of this fully accessible and energy-efficient facility is a contemporary and stylized interpretation of a traditional dome.