Location: A portion of the existing church grounds currently undeveloped. The site is in the historic district for the Town of Monroe and requires approval of both the historic commission and zoning boards.
Program: The design of a new Rectory to accommodate an increased number of priests in residence, and to provide a business office of adequate size for the growing number of parishioners. The existing parish office occupies a portion of the school, which is now needed for additional classroom space. The existing rectory is located off-site, which is not convenient to both parishioner and priests.
Client: St. Jude Church Monroe, Connecticut
Design Solution: The design of the building is in a Georgian style architecture with common red brick as the dominate exterior material. Both functions are combined in a single building with separate distinct entrances. The Parish office entry faces towards the church and school for ease of access by the public, and the Rectory’s formal entry faces the adjacent neighborhood street. A separate drive and entry provide privacy for the priests. Using three similar building masses for the residence, office, and garages allow the scale of the building to be respectful of the historic district requirements. Combining the three functions into a single structure addressed site concerns and construction costs.