Studio RED Architects celebrated the dedication of the new worship space at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Houston on November 30, 2013 after diligently working with parish leadership for nearly three years. Daniel Cardinal DiNardo presided over the ceremony as principal Celebrant, blessing the facility and altar to be used for many years to come. The Studio RED team along with Arch-Con Construction were joined by Daniel Cardinal DiNardo as they greeted excited parishioners at the conclusion of mass.
Pursuant to a strategic plan developed by the firm to accommodate parish growth and ministry needs, Studio RED expanded the existing worship building to accommodate nearly 1,100 seats as well as a new Narthex, new Day Chapel, new restrooms and other ministry spaces. The project team worked closely with parish pastor Monsignor Seth Hermoso to survey parishioners and identified their priorities for meeting ministry needs. These priorities were guiding principles for the development of a master plan and program for the renovation to the worship space. Studio RED also integrated upgrades to liturgical provisions such as the working sacristy and full emersion baptistry to be in keeping with other parishes within the Diocese.
About Studio RED
Micah Simecek is a Project Manager at Studio RED with nearly 10 years of experience in new construction and renovation projects. His practical approach to challenges on medium and large-scale projects yields valuable solutions for institutional, corporate and higher education clients.
Studio RED Architects is a Houston-based architectural firm with a reputation for design and excellence in entertainment, commercial and worship facilities. Notable projects include worship centers such as Lakewood Church, performing arts centers such as the Texas Southmost College Music Education Building, and renovation projects such as the LEED award-winning City of Houston Permitting Center.