Short video by Newport Slate Company of slate roof under construction at Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel, Seaport District Boston. Cram and Ferguson were Design consultants to the Archdiocese for the exterior and Design Architect for the interior. Chapel to open December 2016.
The shell is sheathed and the brick workers are laying brick. Soon we will see the slate roof underway and windows will arrive. Boston's first new church in more than 50 years is under construction. This new church which will replace the beloved old Seaman's Chapel is under construction and moving smoothly.
Less apparent from our construction web cam photos the work on the interior proceeds as well. Sprinklers are underway, electrical and mechanical rough-in as well. Visit the web cam by clicking here. See the drawings for the interior here.
St. Edward's Chapel, at the Casady School in Oklahoma City designed by Cram and Ferguson and completed in 2010 has been selected for an Honor Award for Design Excellence in the 2015 AIA Central Massachusetts Chapter Awards Program. The Award will be presented at the AIA Annual Awards Dinner November 21, 2015 at the Higgins House at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester.
Cram & Ferguson has been working with the Archdiocese of Boston on renovations to the Belfry of The Cathedral of the Holy Cross to for the installation of 5 bells. These bells used to housed in Holy Trinity German Catholic Church.
On Sunday evening, a blessing of the bells ceremony took place at The Cathedral of the Holy Cross with Cardinal Sean O'Malley.
A New replacement for the well known Seamen's Chapel in the Boston Waterfront is under construction as part of Seaport Square a $ 3 Billion development. John Hynes and his development group BGI are constructing the new chapel as a replacement for the old Seamen's Chapel which will be demolished to make way for Seaport Square.
Cram and Ferguson were retained by the Archdiocese as consultants on the exterior design and designers of the interior of the new chapel. The chapel design will be based on Gothic wooden churches of the 15th century and their reliance on ship's carpentry as a knowledge base.
A new church designed by Cram and Ferguson Architects to replace St. Joseph's Church in Ridgway, Illinois destroyed by a tornado February 29, 2013 is nearing completion. The stone church which will seat more than 400 is expected to be finished for Christmas 2015.
Weather has presented many difficulties throughout the construction period with a wet spring in early 2014 and a cold and snowy winter that brought temperatures too low for masonry work. Last week the Rigalli company was on site to reinstall the altar which was salvaged from the destroyed church virtually unharmed.
Construction began on a new chapel in Boston's Seaport District in early September. The chapel interior has been designed by Ethan Anthony and Matthew Alderman and the Boston firm Cram and Ferguson and the exterior is the result of a collaboration with Seaport Hotel Design firm ADD Inc.
The Chapel which has been named Our Lady of Good Voyage is a chapel of St. Vincent's Church in South Boston. It will seat approximately 400 worshipers and will have regular masses. The interior will feature a design inspired by Gothic churches of the medieval period and will include re-purposed windows from four closed Boston-area parishes which are being restored by Lyn Hovey.
On Wednesday May 6, 2015 the bells were raised and placed into the tower at St. Kateri.
Tympanum designed by a local artist.
On May 6, 2015 the bells of the former St. Joseph Church, Ridgway, Illinois were raised into position in the new St. Kateri Church, Ridgway. St. Joseph's was demolished by a tornado in 2012.
A large crowd of parishioners and townspeople gathered to watch the bells hoisted into place in the new church which is expected to be completed by September of this year.
On November 21, 2014 the groundbreaking ceremony was held for Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel in Boston MA.
We were recently commissioned to design additions and renovations for the Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Windsor Connecticut. The church occupies a modern building in a commercial area that is rapidly developing. The congregation wishes to add space in a number of areas throughout their exisiting facility.
Cram and Ferguson has been commissioned with designing the restoration/renovation of the Holy Cross Chapel at the Holderness School in Holderness, New Hampshire. The brick Chapel which was designed by Charles Coolidge Haight in 1884 is treasured by the school community.
July 11, 2014; Construction is fully underway on the foundation for the new church for St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in Ridgway, Illinois. St. Kateri is in Belleville Diocese and composed of the towns of Gallatin County in southern Illinois.
Construction began officially on June 1 and has been underway for more than a month.
Construction begins next week on St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church in Ridgway, Illinois. The 12,383 Square Foot church which will seat 400 has a construction cost of $ 5,600,000 or approximately $ 450 per Square Foot. The church will be clad in a local limestone quarried nearby in Missouri. St. Kateri is a replacement for the former St. Joseph's Church that was destroyed by a tornado on February 29, 2012.
In 2014 we celebrate our 125th year as an architectural practice. Over the 125 years we have seen over 2500 projects, some 400 church projects of all sizes and denominations, work in 44 states and four foreign countries. We began the year with a weekend long celebration of the 150th birthday of the founder, Ralph Adams Cram on December 13th and a party celebrating the firm and its many families on December 14th. The party was attended by two past Principals, David Hulihan and Austin Cribben, a number of past workers and many clients, friends, family and colleagues from recent work.
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