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ST. PETER'S ANGLICAN CHURCH, tallahassee, florida
TOUCHSTONE ARCHITECTURE AND THE DODSTONE GROUP,
ALL PHOTOS (UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED) BY BILL ELLIOT.
St. Peter's Anglican Church is the first new Cathedral of the
Anglican Church in North America to be constructed since
its official organization in 2009. The building is intended
to represent its strong ties to the Church of England and
the many traditions that emanate from that relationship.
St. Peter's challenged the architect to create a building that
conforms to the spatial and experiential qualities of English
Gothic churches while following contemporary LEED
principles with respect to the use of resources and energy.
The church is sited on a seven-acre property in northeastern
Leon County that is bordered on the east by a busy street.
Challenges posed by the site included the abatement of traffic
noise and significant storm water treatment requirements. Placing
a pond at the front of the site and using insulated-concrete-form
PHOTO BY JOSH MCLAWHORN.
St. Peter's Anglican Church is a true manifestation of an
entire congregation's vision for a building that reflects the history
and liturgical practices of the Anglican Church. Everything, from
the building's orientation on the site to the design of the pulpit,
serves to reinforce the biblical narrative embraced by the Church.
Bradley C. Touchstone, AIA
Center aisle toward the transept and altar in the east end of the church. The
Corpus Christie sculpture over the altar is the work of Tallahassee sculptor
Bob Mullens. Pews were designed by the architects and custom-built.
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