Project: Preservation & Restoration
Location: Springfield, Illinois
Original Construction Date: 1932
Project Timeline: 2005

Graham & Hyde has worked with Blessed Sacrament Parish in Springfield, Illinois for over four decades, adding amenities and modifications to their 1930′s neo-Gothic liturgical space.

A modernization effort throughout the facility preserved the historic design of the church while providing modern features such as new sound and lighting systems and other accoutrements essential to modern day worship.

Features of G&H’s upgrades to Blessed Sacrament include extending the chancel platform into the nave space and moving the altar, pulpit, and presider’s chair closer to the congregational assembly. A concealed air conditioning system was also installed, and new down-lighting was incorporated to increase illumination without interrupting the sanctuary’s Gothic lanterns.