St. Mary Magdalen
Location: Brighton, Michigan
Architect: Mamola Associates Architects
Owner: St. Mary Magdalen
Size: 30,000 sq. ft., 700 seats
The building features a unique roof structure. Heavy, 36″ deep, wide flange bents are restrained by a tension ring on top of the sanctuary masonry walls. A certified welder was required to field weld the moment connections. Removed in the future, walls of the worship area will expand the space.