Thursday, May 11, 2006



This is a design for a new Catholic church planned for Leawood, Kansas, by Columbus-based Meleca Architects, with the assistance of liturgical consultant Dennis McNamara of Mundelein. It's quite intriguing...especially because it's one of the more unabashedly neo-baroque of the current crop of classical churches being built today. Check out those volutes! The domed baptistery! My only quibble is the porch seems a bit deep on the side, That being said, the design is quite striking and represents a very promising contribution to the present liturgical revival.

HT: The Society of St. Barbara.