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St. Joseph’s College Chapel Refurbishment

  • Sector
    Community
  • Client
    St. Joseph’s College, Hunters Hill
  • Date Completed
    Ongoing
  • Budget
    $2 million

St Josephs’ College is a Catholic School in the Marist tradition, one of Sydney’s oldest established boys’ schools. Working closely with a liturgical design consultant, we developed designs for renovation of the school chapel, first constructed in 1938. The design scope includes all new liturgical furniture, as well as complete refurbishment of the interior and services of the building.

The new layout provides a space more tailored to enacting the current rites of the Catholic Church. More flexible seating arrangements and an extended Altar platform address the previous distance issues within the existing chapel layout and encourage a stronger sense of the gathered assembly. Equitable access is provided throughout with new ramps and stairs. Custom modifications to the existing light fixtures enhance the soaring, ornate decorative ceiling and new integrated lighting and AV systems will allow technology to be subtly customised to the liturgical actions.