|San Clemente Catholic Church|
Los Lunas, 2002
Consisting of metal stud frame construction with interior stone masonry, this elegant Parish building quadrupled the size of the church it replaced. The total construction cost of this project was $1.4 million in 2002. The beautiful stonework behind the central altar was donated by a parishioner, the owner of Rocky Mountain Stone in Albuquerque.
Of interest in this project is the spherical compound-curved concrete slab which supports the pews. These pews needed no shims when they were anchored. In fact, the national pew installer who set them up stated that, because of the floor's uniformity, "it was the best concrete floor in which he had ever installed pews".
John Freidman Architects, Los Lunas, NM
Client: Archdiocese of Santa Fe
Location: 244 Luna Rd NE, Los Lunas, NM 87031