Sacred Heart Cathedral and Cathedral School

Building Area: 22,611 s.f. (New) 21,734 s.f. (Renovation)

Date of Completion: Fall 2017

Type: New Construction & Renovation

Location: Knoxville, TN

Budget: N/A

Challenge: Create a modern cathedral rooted in the Catholic tradition, designed to last hundreds of years into the future.

Solution: Sacred Heart’s vision began with building a new cathedral, a place of beauty and transcendence which will serve them well now and in the future. In addition to the cathedral, the project includes improvements across the campus that will address their need for education, meeting, and social spaces. BMa, in association with our cathedral design consultant McCrery Architects, worked with Sacred Heart to design a new sacred worship space which will be both beautiful and timeless and will serve the needs of the parish and the growing diocese for generations. This project is rooted in historic cathedral design which goes back hundreds of years. The materials, proportions, and ecclesiastical relationships all remain true to the precedents set in the past.