35 Years of Designing Community

COMPLETE: Good Shepherd Administration Building

Our office will be closed today in observance of Memorial Day. We hope everyone is having a safe holiday weekend thus far after Saturday night's thunderstorms.

Recently, we have had a number of projects finish up construction, but finding sunny days to photograph them all has been difficult with all the rain we've been having this spring. However, on one such sunny day, we did manage to venture out to Schertz and take some photos of the new administration building for Good Shepherd Catholic Church. This building represents the first phase of a multi-phase project that will ultimately conclude with a brand new worship hall on their existing campus. The administration building allows the staff to move out of their current multi-purpose facility, making room for additional classrooms and meeting rooms.

The building's contemporary style is a reflection of the Church's outgoing leader, Father Ed, who was a great collaborator and was very involved in the design process. One the building's most notable features is a custom made louvered shade screen, offset from the lobby's glass facade. Using 3D modeling software, we were able to find the precise angle at which to mount the shades so that the maximum amount of daylight would filter through, while blocking out harmful rays of direct sunlight, and therefore reducing the heat load on the building's mechanical systems. We think it turned out great and if you look closely, you'll notice that the horizontal shades align with the adjacent masonry coursing. For more information and additional images of the project, please click on the on the image below.