Our Lady of Loreto


Location: Aurora, CO
Size: 28,000 SF
Owner: Our Lady of Loreto
Market: Religious / Worship
Architect: Tryba Architects


From foundation to finishes this building is in a class of its own. The structural elements of the building designed by David Owen Tryba Architects are exposed glulam trusses and exposed tongue and groove decking surrounded by a triple wythe patterned ground-face split-face steel reinforced block system. The exterior of the church is accented with pre-cast concrete coping, copper gutter, copper downspouts and a red clay tile roof. The interior of the church is equally impressive, vaulted douglas fir tongue-in-groove ceilings in the sanctuary range from 30’ to 72’ and are complemented by exposed glulam structural members. The interior walls are exposed block to match the exterior. Several different variations of accent course patterns abound throughout the interior of the church where level five finishes are commonplace. Travertine aisles lead visitors from the entrance of the sanctuary to the altar, which is also covered in the imported Italian stone. The pews, enough to comfortably seat 1,200 parishioners, were shipped in from Idaho and are nestled in sections separated by rows of custom made carpeting. The bronze main entry doors stand 10’-4” above the finished floor elevation and serve as a fitting gateway to this awe-inspiring building. This 28,000 square foot facility was completed on time for Easter Services in just under 18 months.

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