It has been an exciting and rewarding year at CJK Design. From the end of 2011, we have witnessed the Consecration of St Andrew in Riverside and completed a number of Concept Designs from New York to Maryland to Haiti. We have begun construction on three more church projects in Williamsburg, VA; Pittsburgh, PA and Fishers, IN and have seen the completion of a number of others including St Spyridon Renovation of the Family Center and the St Sophia Temple in Valley Forge. We have also recently completed construction of a couple gorgeous custom, private residences in Petaluma, CA and Columbia, MO. Beside the purely architectural front, we’ve also been hard at work designing a number of sacred space items including icon screens, chairs and other liturgical furniture and flooring design for multiple clients in diverse places including Braintree, MA, Valley Forge, PA, Pittsburgh and Fishers. Here are some images on a small selection of our projects. Merry Christmas and we hope the New Year brings us together once more.
Saint Andrew Orthodox Church opens their doors to the community and Consecrates the Church Temple With our design that creates an inclusive fusion of various ancient Orthodox churches, in particular St Catherine in Thessaloniki and the Vatopedi Monastery at Mount Athos, Saint Andrew Orthodox Church has officially Consecrated their new Orthodox temple on the highly visible site adjacent to UC Riverside. The skill, direction and most importantly dedication of David Mouck as Construction Manager to the project and mission has resulted in the project on time & on budget project with great results. As the architects of this beautiful and impressive temple, we were on hand with Fr Josiah Trenham and the rest of the Parish for the ceremony commemorated on December 13th, 2011 to celebrate this important occasion. We will follow up with additional details on the project in a future post.
Holy Trinity Pittsburgh Greek Orthodox Church construction is well underway
The new Temple and support space is being constructed on an incredible site in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. Bridges Construction is working as General Contractor to ensure a great home for the Parish. The church recently moved out of their old building into a temporary home near the site and is looking forward to occupying the temple in June of 2013. They plan on having Dr George Kordis paint the iconography in April. We look forward to sharing progress with you in the coming months.
Innovative design in Fishers, IN is in Construction
St George Antiochian Orthodox Church is constructing their new two level temple and support. This traditional Byzantine octagonal plan is in the capable hands of David Mouck who completed St Andrew. His passion for our projects and Orthodox Architecture will ensure a great result. The project is innovative due to the use of ICF (insulated concrete forms) for all of the exterior walls. This not only creates a solid, well insulated building, but creates a form that goes up quickly saving time and cost. Innovative use of LED lighting and efficient mechanical design will ensure the building will perform exceptionally throughout its life. Look for further updates on this great project.
Alex and Faye Spanos Faith and Heritage Center @ the Metropolis of San Francisco St Nicholas Ranch
This project is an interesting smaller project that will have a big impact on the functioning of the St Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center. This barn-like building is refined yet rustic structure, both Athon
ite and Country in character with diversity of function; from office space to meeting for large and small groups, a repository for artifacts relating to the history of the Metropolis and a jewel like chapel to be dedicated to St Photini. We will be breaking ground in the new year with his Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos, the main benefactor Michael Spanos and other supporters of this important project. Look for additional info as we move forward
St Sophia Greek Orthodox Church Thyranoixia and completion of Phase 1 iconography
The Parish has celebrated their Thyranoixia this past April and has completed their first phase of iconography with Dr Kordis. The result is magnificent and transformative thanks to the good work of the Parish Leadership with Fr Peter Thornberg and Building Committee Chair Dean Laskaris at the helm and the whole leadership team along with the strong efforts of Horst Construction. See the images below which only partially reflect the grandeur of the whole composition. Additionally please see our previous posts that detail this project. http://cjkdesign.wordpress.com/2012/04/12/new_dawns_light/
Ss Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church is in Bidding
Currently a major focus in the CJK Studio, this will be a great project with a great parish in Metro D.C. It features an incredible site which is 17+ acres in a visible location, strong parish leadership and opportunity for growth and ministry. This new Orthodox Villiage will be a homerun in terms of visibility, service and ministry to the community.
We will be updating you on all these projects and others in the coming year. Looking forward to the promise of 2013 and beyond.