St. Joseph Seminary

Mt. Holly, North Carolina

This Gothic inspired design for a Diocesan Minor Seminary had been created for the Diocese of Charlotte in North Carolina. Tucked into a wooded site in Mt. Holly, just outside of Charlotte, the seminary will not only provide a place for men to discern the priesthood but also encourage theological and philosophical thinking. The recently completed first phase of work included the residence wing and the Academic and Administrative building. Design work has recently begun on the next phase of work to complete the Seminary Chapel.

The altar and choir stalls were created
by local craftsmen, reflecting the
character of the American gothic
inspired building

Two enclosed courtyards within provide opportunities for quiet prayer and reflection. The central academic wing houses the Rector and administrative offices and entry to the Chapel on the ground floor, with the Seminarian Great Room, Library, and Faculty Lounge sitting above. 

The architecture is crafted from a
local brick similar to the neighboring
college and stone detailing drawing
from neo-gothic precedents