St. Pius Catholic Church


Location: Rock Island, IL

Market: Worship

Size: 4,600 SF

Our Design

This church was originally designed by architect and structural engineer Rudolph Sandberg in the late 1950s. The unique roof is a folded plate cast-in-place concrete design similar to the University of Illinois Champaign Assembly Hall. Studio 483 Architects were tasked with designing an addition to this iconic church that would complement the existing architecture. The 4,600 square foot addition provides the church with a unique meeting room that complements the original radial design. The new kitchen space functions well for small events and caterers. The addition also provides handicapped accessible restrooms for the church and hall use. The new entryway provides an intimate space for small gatherings and better access to the Adoration Chapel. The new construction was completed on schedule and on budget.


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