The Boudreaux Group
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The Basilica of Saint Peter | Columbia, SC

A full and complete renovation of an elegant 8,100 square foot Gothic church, which in the 1960’s had been stripped of its character, color, and liturgically important elements including altar, ambo, baptismal font, and statuary. The stained glass windows were thankfully preserved. In the 1980’s a cosmetic renovation occurred in an attempt to restore some color and new carpeting over severely deteriorated wood flooring and subflooring.

The design intention was to restore the structure’s historic integrity using state-of-the-art mechanical lighting, and sound systems and appropriate finishes, furnishing and appointments. The oak pews and kneelers were restored and arranged with the new sanctuary in a way consistent with liturgical practice used today.

2002 Preservation & Restoration Award, Historic Columbia Foundation
2003 Merit Award Interior Design from the American Institute of Architects South Atlantic Region
2004 Merit Award from the South Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
2004 Honor Award from the Columbia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects