st. clare of assisi catholic church 


Liturgical Environs PC worked closely with the architect of record, CCBG Architects, to design a new 2000 seat church for the parish of St. Clare of Assisi. 

In deference to the patroness, St. Clare of Assisi, the community desired allusions to the Romanesque and Italianate styles as the architectural point of departure. 

The major furnishings -- the altar, ambo, baptismal font, reredos and Marian shrine were designed and constructed in a variety of marbles and travertines, and will be accented with mosaics. The church has invested a substantial budget in figurative art in more traditional styles -- stained glass, polychrome wood statuary, oil painting, and mosaic.  The floor pattern alludes to the 13th century "Cosmatesque" style which was the architectural fashion in the age of St. Francis and St. Clare. 

The parish church was formally consecrated by Bishop Thomas Olmsted on April 11, 2010.


Surprise, Arizona (2006 - 2011)  (visit)
in association with
CCBG Architects, Phoenix AZ