St. Michael Catholic Church Campus Masterplan

Generated in close contact with our client, Hoffpauir Studio conducted future planning exercises for the St. Michael Catholic Church site and existing cathedral, generating a path to a completed project with the client’s ideas, budget, building codes, research, and prior knowledge as guidelines.

The proposed site plan clarifies the traffic patterns and parking arrangements on their campus, as well as updated landscaping between buildings. The plan also proposes a new chapel, covered walkway, and prayer gardens throughout the site.

This stage of the project also assessed the feasibility of a renovation of the church building. Through laser photometry, a digital point cloud was generated to create a precise digital model of the existing conditions and dimensions. From this digital model, issues of color, artwork, acoustics, finishes, and lighting were considered for budget, design, and schedule. With Hoffpauir Studio’s help, these conversations enabled the client to move forward with the first stage of the masterplan by renovating the church space.


Project Award | 2016 AIA Baton Rouge Gold Rose Award
Project Award | 2016 Gold InDesign Award