Rossville, KS

St Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church

The century-old St Stanislaus church had become structurally unsound, as well as too small for the growing parish - parishioners were sometimes forced to attend mass in other parishes. SDG was commissioned to design a new church which would double the seating capacity.

Responding to the parish's desire for a traditional church, the new building draws inspiration from Early Christian basilicas. In consideration of the budget, the classical moldings are simplified, drawing from Art Deco examples. Yet, the architecture forms an appropriate canvas for the rich iconographic and devotional program including paintings, statues and stained glass.