Floyd and Baird Engineering
Structural Engineering Associates
The Power Source
The centerpiece of the new Parish Facility is the Reception Hall, named Foley Hall in honor of Monsignor Noel Foley. St. Richard’s large, active parish makes full use of Foley Hall with regular meetings and meals and frequent special events such as wedding receptions. Its open, flexible space accommodates events of various sizes and its full commercial kitchen can provide food for even large gatherings. A built-in sound system and digital projector allow for audio/visual presentations without the complications of moving equipment and running cable.
|Foley Hall is more than a functional space, though. Brick, natural finished wood trim and porcelain floor tile compile a pleasing, subtle palette of materials. Northern clerestory windows bring in indirect natural light. Stained glass windows designed by Pearl River Glass Studio and religious artwork purchased by the church complete the space. Foley Hall opens onto an enclosed courtyard that provides another space for parish events and activities. A steel trellis runs the length of the courtyard, alongside Foley Hall, creating a covered “porch.” Foley Hall, its Break Out Lobby and the courtyard work together to provide a very useful and beautiful focus to St. Richard’s parish facility.|