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This new church replaced a temporary worship space and achieved the parish’s goal of building a traditional Catholic church for its growing community. The design of the 800-seat church was influenced by Romanesque architecture, and its durable materials reflect the church’s namesake as the Rock...

JNKA has an extensive history of working with Holy Name Cathedral Parish in Chicago. Making the facility accessible required an elevator addition for vertical access from street grade up to the worship level, as well as down to the parish support spaces. The addition was...

JNKA served as Design Architect and Liturgical Designer for this new 7,200 s.f., 270-seat chapel at the heart of Aquinas College’s campus in a Romanesque style to reflect the Dominican tradition and call to come together in community, prayer and worship. The Romanesque exterior design,...

The Darien Center is a new two-story residence providing spiritual formation for both non-members and members of the Opus Dei. Reverence for the Holy Eucharistic was the guiding principle for JNKA’s neo-classical chapel design, which features a two-story volume articulated by Doric pilasters, a continuous...

The goal of this interior renovation was to beautify the former all-white and poorly lit church while heightening the sense of the Sacred with color, pattern and architectural elements to differentiate the Sanctuary from the Nave and visually accentuate the liturgical furnishings, tabernacle and Marian...

The historic St. James Chapel at the Archbishop Quigley Center was renovated with new lighting, HVAC, and liturgical furnishings designed by JNKA. A new ornamental wood screen-wall incorporating the Gothic detailing of the existing chapel was designed to create an enclosed Narthex with a new...

This project for St. Paul Catholic Church in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood provided the church with a new Parish Hall while making the building handicap accessible. The design included a new exterior ramp at the front entrance as well as a new elevator and interior stair...

Completed in June, 2008, the Mar Thoma Shleeha Cathedral serves the Syro Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago. The 42,600 sf cathedral serves as the center of activities for 800 families in the Chicago area and for 100,000 members of the community in North America. The...

This renovation and addition to the St. Hubert Catholic Church included a new entrance to the church off the main parking lot with an elevator for handicap access to both levels of the building. The interior renovation included the formation of a new Narthex/Gathering Space,...