Location:Completed: 2020 Architect: Merriman, Holt, Powell Architects
St. Paul’s neo-Gothic sanctuary building has been an iconic and sacred treasure in the heart of Houston for nearly 90 years. In an effort to address some of the wear and tear and preserve this beautiful building, the church initiated the Revive Campaign that would help replace outdated mechanical equipment, repair exterior stone walls that required masonry work, and renovate the building to make it more accessible while still retaining its historical integrity. The Bellows team performed a complete renovation of the exterior, reception area, and plaza; made the campus ADA compliant; demolished and renovated the basement (classrooms and administration space); reinforced the existing basement structure; completed concrete excavation; installed new footings; and replaced windows, all on an active, occupied site. The Bellows team was in continual communication with St. Paul’s in order to coordinate schedules around their daily needs, activities, and events.