35 Years of Designing Community

COMPLETE: St Peter Upon The Water Spiritual Center

The newest addition to the St Peter Upon the Water campus is a new conference center named in honor of the center’s founding benefactor, Beverly Marie Pevehouse. Situated on an expansive rolling hill overlooking the Hill Country in Ingram, Texas, this new conference center is designed for "Spiritual Direction and Formation" within the St Peter Upon the Water campus. The spiritual center will be able to host workshops in parish ministry as well as parish retreats and missions, along with any individual or small group seeking spiritual guidance. The center is also a ministry of the Archdiocese of San Antonio, which is deeply rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition. The design for the center was inspired by the Hill Country vernacular as well as the existing buildings within the campus that are predominantly clad with corrugated metal and limestone. To balance the cool metal of the exterior, warm natural materials such as wood and stone fill the interior along with strategically placed windows that maximize exterior views of the surrounding landscape. For more images of the project, please click on either of the images below.