CP&Y provided master planning services for the campus relocation of St. William Catholic Church, resulting in the design and construction of a new 1,500 seat sanctuary building, an Administrative Office and Parish Activities Center, a religious education facility, and the replication of the original church to serve as a chapel.
The church set the tone for the architecture of the new campus. The parish desired Mission-style architecture with Mediterranean and Southwest influences to include a cruciform plan, a dome, and bell towers. The exterior is comprised of limestone, stucco, and cast stone ornamentation. The interior provides a lofty barrel vault nave terminating into the underside of the dome, historic stained glass windows, and hand-crafted mural artwork to embellish architectural details. The final result was accomplished through multiple design solutions incorporating digital renderings and animations to communicate ideas with the building committee.
Catholic Diocese of Austin
Round Rock, Texas