St. Alexander – Gathering Hall

CLIENT: St. Alexander Parish
LOCATION: Villa Park, IL

As with many older churches, St. Alexander’s modest narthex provided no room for after-service gathering. By seamlessly infilling the space between the original church and the adjacent parish center, Newman Architecture created a convenient new gathering area for the parish. The building committee also took this opportunity to completely renovate the church interior. Inspired by the blue tones in the original stained glass windows, Newman Architecture brightened up all of the interior finishes for a clean, classic look. New lighting, new pews, a new sound system, and improved accessibility completed the design.

Photography: Paul Schlismann