St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Infrastructure Upgrade



St. Paul’s neo-Gothic sanctuary building has been an iconic and sacred treasure in the heart of Houston for nearly 90 years. 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wear and tear and preserve this beautiful building, the church initiated the Revive Campaign that would help replace outdated mechanical equipment, repair exterior stone walls that required masonry work, and renovate the building to make it more accessible while still retaining its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.


Houston, TX




Merriman Holt Powell Architects
Winner of a 2022 Good Brick Award for excellence in historic preservation.