Most Precious Blood Catholic Church
Catholic Diocese of Orlando
Most Precious Blood Catholic Church resides on a 30-acre, heavily wooded conservation area site which was master-planned by HuntonBrady for future growth.
The architecture of the building emphasizes warmth, reverence and harmony. Dramatic 44-foot vaulted ceilings feature hand stained wooden trusses and a ceiling of ponderosa pine. The church was mindful of sustainability, and a number of energy-efficient materials and techniques were employed, including:
- Storm water design: erosion prevention and treatment of 90% runoff
- Heat island effect: Metal roofing panels are light color to improve solar efficiency
- Natural light: Large windows bathe the Center in natural light
- Use of recycled materials and low volatile organic compounds (VOC) paints & finishes
Phase II construction will eventually include areas for a Bethlehem courtyard at the campus center, a school and playing field for athletic activities, and a Galilee meadow set aside for devotional areas near a pond with walking trails that follow the stations of the cross.