St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Falmouth sits on a three-acre campus that consists of a lovely stone church modeled after S. Illsley Church in England, a Parish Hall, a Rectory, burial grounds, and gardens. After developing a comprehensive campus plan for the buildings and grounds that addressed current and future needs, we designed a renovation of the existing Parish Hall to improve its efficiency and functionality as the church continues to grow. The project involved reconfiguring spaces to better support the church school program, adding an elevator to improve overall accessibility, adding more energy efficient windows and insulation, and incorporating more efficient storage spaces. A small chapel addition has windows overlooking the beautiful gardens, making it a tranquil setting for small weddings and memorial services. The old administrative area was replaced with a new wing that includes offices and meeting rooms with improved flow and spatial quality. The parish hall renovation design is respectful of its relationship to the beautiful church, maintaining it as the primary focus of the campus. The overall project included upgrades to the church, to the rectory, and to the Church’s burial grounds.
Client | St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
Location | Falmouth, Maine
Photographer | Magnus Stark Photography