St. John the Evangelist Catholic Parish

ARCHITECT: Jaeger Nickola, Ltd.

LOCATION: Streamwood, IL

A 25,000 sq. ft. sanctuary addition with links to two existing church buildings. The main roof structure over the octagonal nave is a combination of glu-lam wood and steel framing. Project requirements and aesthetics required that three sides of the octagon be truncated. This changed a simple, symmetrical system into a complex system with asymmetrical loading. The solution to this complex structure was a combination of a dome and folded plate design. There is a center compression ring at the top and a partial tension ring at the perimeter base of the roof. Framing between the compression and tension rings consists of radial glu-lam girders, purlins, and tongue and groove roof deck.

  • Awards:
  • AIA Honor Awards Nominee for Interiors 2003
  • The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois Award of Merit 2002