35 Years of Designing Community

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower

 

San Antonio TX 

2006

Full Architectural Services

Historic Restoration | Master Planning | Interior Renovation

Photos by Fisher Heck

The basilica was built in 1931 as the first shrine in the United States dedicated to the newly canonized St. Therese of Liseux, known as the Little Flower. By the 1990's the church and attached monastery began to have problems of ground water and structural movement causing serious damage to both structures. We were hired to prepare an interim study that would specify both long range and immediate projects that would complete the restoration of the interior of the church, the rehabilitation of the monastery, and the development of the church’s basement into usable spaces. Upon completion of the master plan, we were retained to see the recommendations of the plan through design and construction.


Awards

2003 Preservation Award  |  San Antonio Conservation Society 

2000 Golden Trowel Award  |  San Antonio Masonry Contractors Association