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Holy Family Catholic Church in Woodruff, Wisconsin is a contemporary interpretation of Catholic architect. The design of the church incorporates masonry, glue-lam beams and columns, and is designed to provide a peaceful worship in the snowy landscape of upper Wisconsin
Woodruff, WI
Provided architectural design services for a a new 48,000 sq. ft. church for the Holy Family Parish
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Holy Family Catholic Community

Woodruff, WI

Located in Woodruff, Wisconsin, a new 48,000 sq. ft. church for Holy Family Parish engages its natural setting to create an inviting “Northwoods” worship experience. Built of field stone, cedar siding, and clear glass, this environmentally responsible south-facing church wraps around a cluster of tall pine trees signifying the spiritual heart of the site as the Place of the Easter Fire. Welcoming 900 to the Worship Space during Fall, Winter, and Spring, the church can accommodate up to 1,400 during the busy Summer vacation season by opening movable walls to the 150 seat Day Chapel and 350 seat Parish Hall.

A Gathering Space and Colonnade connect parishioners to a library, conference rooms, and parish offices while affording breathtaking views of the naturally preserved thirty acre site. A ceremonial stair brings parishioners to the lower level religious education facility where classrooms, offices, and a youth room enjoy natural daylight and views to the north of the site. Outside, prayer paths and nature trails meander among the trees, courtyards, and outdoor worship space. Here, over 1,000 can gather on warm Summer mornings to fully embrace the tranquility of their “Northwoods” sanctuary.