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Weslaco, Texas

The new church for the St. Pius X Catholic Parish community is a result of over a decade of planning and parish community debate. The primary building structure is comprised of a series of cast-in-place concrete columns tied together with curved laminated wood trusses that span the 67 foot worship space and support the wood framed barrel vault roof. This 15,000 ft² church will replace the existing church, which will be converted into a new parish hall.

The project will merge the use of modern building construction techniques, such as insulated concrete form (ICF) technology and glue-laminated wooden arches, with traditional building finishing techniques, including stucco, plaster, precast concrete, and carved decorative stone. The project scope consists of site master planning, catholic liturgical planning and research, alternative scope considerations, existing building documentation and analysis, and site geotechnical and environmental analysis. The project also includes off-site utility service upgrades tied into the municipal utility services (including storm drainage, sewer service and water service) and the analysis of existing landscape and landscape design.

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