Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Church Renovations and Shrine Addition
Award of Merit - Cultural/Worship
Fretz Construction Co. expanded the Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Church campus with a limestone and stucco cloister, a courtyard with marble fountain, matching additions and renovations to the existing Parish Hall, an outdoor pavilion, a new education building and a focal-point outdoor shrine whose keystone incorporates stones from the original English shrine constructed in 1061.
Working from June 2010 to May 2011, Fretz coordinated the $6-million project, keeping the sanctuary in full use during construction while posting a no-time-lost safety record.
Owner: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Houston
General Contractor: Fretz Construction Co., Houston
Lead Design: Jackson & Ryan Architects, Houston
Civil: Ward Getz & Associates, Houston
Structural: Matrix Structural Engineers, Houston
MEP: Wylie Consulting Engineers, Houston
Stone Masonry: Lucia, Houston
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