St. Michael's Catholic Church

Garden City, SC

This design provides a new worship space for one of the largest parishes in South Carolina, which has outgrown its former facilities. The new 22,000 SF church includes a 1,200 seat nave, 2 sacristies, an adoration chapel, a bride room/cry room, a repast kitchen, and a gift shop.

The architectural solution cultivates the spiritual development of the parish community with a collection of sacred relics curated by the parish’s spiritual leader. The result is a clear liturgical message encouraging the community’s full, conscious, and active participation in the liturgy.

The master plan redevelops a portion of the site to include a new church, an entry plaza, a columbarium, and 400 parking spaces to support the existing Parish Life Center and school. The reorganized site improves safety and visibility while preserving treasured site features.