St. William Church

The St William Church administrative and kitchen additions were the result of several years of budgeting and planning with the church building committee.  The new administration addition with its curved roof and bell tower provide a much needed definition to the entry and character to the building.  The kitchen addition at the south side of the structure allows for more comfortable working conditions during the church’s popular fish dinner event and other parish programs.   

St Williams Church
St Williams Church


St William Church


The existing structure, made up of an original building built in the 1950s and a sanctuary addition in the 1980s was developed with a simple color palate and limited range of materials.  The building entry was unassuming and dated, and it did not meet accessibility requirments.  Because the church building had very limited office space, day-to-day administrative functions were handled out of a former residence located on the property, 500 feet from the church.  More space was needed in the kitchen for storage and food prep for the well-attended Lenten Fish Fry.   


The sedign team at Phillips|Sekanick Architects, inc. developed a dynamic roof form and bell tower to frame the entry and utilized a rich palate of complimentary colors to provide character for this vibrant church community.  By extending the walkway leading to the main entry, a universally accessible path into the building was created.  With the church staff now in offices attached to the church, they are able to quickly attend to the needs within the building.  The kitchen addition allowed for separate storage, food prep, cooking and cleaning zones thus improving the flow during the church’s self-catered events.