St. Sylvester Catholic Church
Gulf Breeze, FL
Bradley Masonry, Inc. / Bradley Masonry Company
Architect: Quina Grundhoefer Architects
General Contractor: Greenhut Construction Company
Suppliers: Block USA ; W.R. Taylor & Co.
Owner: Diocese of Pensacola/Tallahassee
This project consists of two buildings; a new Sanctuary of 22,000 sq ft and an educational building of 14,000 sq ft. The church, which has a brick exterior and interior walls, seats 1200 people. The structure is poured in place concrete walls and a steel roof frame. The architectural character recalls familiar forms such as pointed arch windows, rose windows and gabled end walls, but is interpreted in a contemporary style to reflect the church’s goal to embrace the past as they look to the future. Support spaces include a cry-room, a priest’s dressing room and a large gathering space.
MAF 2009 1st Place Institutional Category; MAF 2009 Masonry Project of the Year