George Holt & Andrew Gould
Holy Ascension Ss. Joseph and Andrew St. Maximus St. John Chapel St. Alexis St. Sava St. Gregory Monastery St. Tikhon Monastery Trinity College Chapel St. Cornelius Our Lady of the Rosary Reigning Mother of God All Saints St. Michael St. John of the Ladder St. John Monastery Chapel
St. Sava, Plano, TX
Saint Sava is a swiftly-growing parish of the Orthodox Church in America. They asked Andrew, in association with an architect of record, to design a large parish church and day school complex. The lot is difficult, being at the intersection of two noisy highways. Andrew decided to surround the complex with a tall wall to create a protected sanctuary where visitors can avoid the sight and sound of the highways. The complex will appear from the outside very much like the old Spanish missions which are so iconic of Texas. The church is designed as though it were an ancient Italo-Byzantine basilica that was subsequently surrounded by Baroque additions. It will be solid masonry with a timber-truss ceiling.