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WORSHIP, WORK, & MINISTRY ~ Integration Design Group offers expertise in the design of the various spaces that support the life of the church community – from the central importance of the church building, to social halls and flexible gathering spaces, office and work areas, and residential design as well. Our overarching goal is to partner with churches to build beautiful buildings in which the Church would grow and prosper.

St. Mary Catholic Church

Interior Remodel and Restoration

Aspen, Colorado

St. Mary parish engaged Integration Design Group to evaluate its current capacity and future needs, culminating in the design of an extensive interior renovation of this mid-1800s historic church building.

Holy Name Catholic Church

Sanctuary Remodel

Sheridan, Colorado

The church building at Holy Name parish was originally constructed in 1966. The interior was most recently updated in 1998, covering over much of the original trim details and historic elements.

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The current project includes new brick arches, new sanctuary lighting, stone tile flooring on the sanctuary platform, new stone altar, and a complete decorative paint scheme. A new ceiling canopy over the main altar was built and new statuary placed in remodeled devotional areas.

Private Residence Chapel

Interior Design

Fort Worth, Texas

As part of their new home this family decided to set aside a large room for a new family chapel. They hoped to build a very noble space for personal and communal prayer - a intimate chapel for family prayer, and yet large enough to allow several families to celebrate the Holy Mass together from time to time.

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The family asked Integration Design Group to develop the vision and carry out the detailed drawings for all elements of the project. lOG worked with a team of artisans in Verona, Italy to design and produce the marble altar with carved details, the altar rail, new stained glass windows, statuary, crucifix, one-of-a-kind floor mosaics, 4' by 8' cast bronze doors, and smaller details such as the custom candle brackets. lOG was responsible for the design of the custom millwork, stone flooring, vaulted ceiling, and lighting.

Holy Trinity Catholic Church

Addition and Remodel

Westminster, Colorado

Complete interior and exterior renovation and addition with new west narthex, choir loft, and bell tower. The interior remodel includes new sanctuary and liturgical elements as well as custom decorative painting. The central portion of the roof was raised to add clerestory windows which provide generous amounts of light to the space.

Mullen Home for the Aged

Little Sisters of the Poor
Interior Remodel

Denver, Co

In anticipation of the 1OOth anniversary of the Little Sisters of the Poor serving the elderly in Denver, they undertook a complete renovation of their chapel in the historic Mullen Home facility.

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Integration Design Group restored many of the historic elements that had been covered over in recent remodel efforts. A new barel vault was constructed, and the dome above the sanctuary was recovered. The resulting design is very clean and classical, with understated details and color palette.

The project included all new finishes, new pews and liturgical elements, remodeled sacristy spaces, and confessionals. New doors and a new ambry for the holy oils were installed. The lighting scheme highlights the deep chancel and the dramatic arch with the tabernacle pedestal and simple crucifix at the center of the composition.

Holy Trinity Catholic Church

Adoration Chapel Remodel

Westminster, Colorado

Interior and exterior renovations to adoration chapel including altar, altar rail, interior finishes, heating and cooling, new restroom, and ADA modifications.

Our Lady of the Valley
Catholic Church

Parish Hall and Classroom Addition

Windsor, Colorado

Master planning, design services, and construction observation were commissioned for major additions of classroom space, adoration chapel, and offices. The existing parish hall was remodeled to host a youth room and classrooms.

Holy Family Catholic Church

Master Plan and New Church

Eudora, Kansas

Master Planning Services for a new 600-seat church, with lower level classrooms and parish offices.

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This growing parish just west of the Kansas City metro area fulfilled a longstanding hope of constructing a new church building. The basement level of the parish education building had served as their liturgical space for almost fifty years.

IDG partnered with a local design firm to provide master planning services, and then proceeded to lead the design effort for the new church building. Included in the scope is a church to seat 550 occupants in a traditional cruciform configuration, with a large narthex and forty-foot tall ceilings.

Substantial site work was necessary to accommodate the new building and parking requirements. The lower level of the building was left unfinished for a later phase of classrooms and parish offices.

Benet Chapel

University of Mary
Interior Remodel

Bismarck, North Dakota

Remodel of student chapel with seating for 100. Design includes altar, tabernacle, statuary, Venetian plaster, lighting, art glass skylight, and inscription.

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Benet Chapel is located at the heart of the University of Mary campus in Bismarck, North Dakota. The original design was lacking in beauty and clear organization. Integration Design Group was asked by the University to propose an entirely new vision for the chapel.

The chapel is now visually grounded by a rich gold wall of venetian plaster in a particular mix of colors. New artwork was commissioned and includes a new tabernacle door which depicts the visitation of the angels to Abraham. IDG designed new liturgical furnishings, altar, ambo, pews, and benches, and stations of the cross.

The existing skylight was modified to receive a new artistic installation of hand-made colored glass to filter the bright daylight from above. IDG worked closely with a glass artist from Santa Fe, New Mexico on this unique piece.

Around the skylight is inscribed the text, "Worthy is the Lamb who was slain" in English, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew - thus calling to mind the great liturgical hymn of praise sung by the angels in the Book of Revelation.

Saint Scholastica Chapel

University of Mary

Bismarck, North Dakota

Saint Scholastica Hall is a new residence life community for women enrolled at the University of Mary who have the desire to live in community and grow in faith, character, and holiness. This new chapel is designed to provide a space of prayer and contemplation to support the spiritual life of the residents.

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Located on the upper level of the new building, this chapel - named Occursus Domini, the Encounter of the Lord - will accomodate 40 students in a group setting, and is available for personal prayer as well.

The chapel's primary dedication is to the Woman at the Well, and is focused on the theme of "encounter" - a personal meeting and conversation with the Lord.

The chapel incorporates a broad wood surround as a frame for the simple tabernacle. The tabernacle is positioned in front of an alabaster screen. The alabaster panels diffuse the daylight from the windows behind, providing a soft glow.

The entry to the chapel offers an extended path, with a wood screenwall allowing for a transition from the active space of the residence hall into the contemplative space of the chapel.

As they enter the chapel, students find a space that focuses attention on the tabernacle, supported by commissioned iconography of three encounters - the Woman at the Well, Simeon in the Temple, and Mary Magdalene at the Tomb.

Holy Name Catholic Church

Parish Hall Addition

Sheridan, Colorado

Spaces used for Holy Name's administrative work were remodeled and expanded to include new multipurpose rooms and conference space. Care was taken to ensure the new exterior complimented the existing brick façade.

St. Mary Catholic Church

Interior Remodel and Restoration

Greeley, Colorado

As St. Mary parish approached the 50th anniversary of the construction of their church building a portion of the ceiling collapsed. This prompted not only the repair of the ceiling, but a thorough renovation of the church interior including new pews, lighting, paint, flooring, doors, crucifix and reredos. New ADA compliant restrooms were added in the narthex.

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IDG provided design guidance for all aspects of the project, including coordination of engineering consultants, and careful oversight of the construction process.

The church interior was brightened with a new paint scheme in which the dark roof trusses were painted, and the ceiling and walls received a new lighter color as well. Behind the altar, a new reredos panel was constructed in front of the existing parabola element to properly frame the new crucifix. The floor pattern at the narthex, with the parish insignia in bold blue tile is a highlight of the project. General facility improvements included roof replacement, site lighting, sidewalk replacement, stromwater drainage, etc.