St. Michael Church

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St. Michael Church

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  • DateSeptember 28, 2015
St. Michael Church
Louisville, Kentucky

St. Michael’s Parish is the cornerstone of catholic faith in the Jeffersontown and Middletown communities. The parish has grown from 300 families in the mid 1980’s to well over 1,000 families. The growing numbers, caused the worship space to become inadequate with standing room only at weekly services. The Archdiocese of Louisville enlisted JRA Architects to guide the church in expanding their facilities to meet the parishioner growth. Kerr-Greulich Engineers, Inc. assisted JRA Architects by providing engineering and design services for the mechanical and electrical systems.

Highlights of KGEI’s design include:

  • Chilled water central plant providing flexibility in cooling and reduced energy cost.
  • Single zone variable air volume system in Nave to heat and cool the space over the wide range of occupancy that the parish encounters.
  • Temperature control system with user friendly graphics to ease the volunteer staff when operating the system.
  • Low energy baptismal pool design with circulating pump system.
  • Utilization of BIM modeling software to raise the level of coordination in construction drawings.