Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal
Grace St. Luke's
This is a complete renovation of a 1912 church in midtown Memphis. The original building was relatively unadorned and seemingly unfinished in many respects. The nave was gutted and reconceived. All of the design decisions were carefully made within the Gothic Revival tradition to provide a cohesive rebirth and convey a strong sense of sacred space.
The scope of the renovation included a new design for the wood trusses with added finials and quatrefoils, new tongue in groove bead board ceiling, new lighting, limestone flooring on the chancel, quarter-sawn white oak flooring in the nave, HVAC, audio system, sprinkler system, insulation, painting, plasterwork, and complete finishes. Stained glass restoration of Tiffany studio glass is also included with new vented frames and structural steel support. The pulpit, lectern, and chancel furniture were also redesigned or modified. A new antiphonal pipe organ is also included in the project.
The crowning elements are brand-new plaster brackets in the chancel, designed by our team and executed by sculptor Clay Enoch. The brackets portray the joining of the two Memphis parishes, Grace and St. Luke's Episcopal, by winged oxen bearing a scroll on which is written in Greek 'Grace.'