Category: Religious


YOUTH MINISTRY BUILDING The St. Paul II Youth Ministry Building provides St. Louis Parish with a dedicated space for teens to come together in fellowship, spiritual and faith building activities. The 10,000 SF Building Includes: • Seating for 300 Youth with Production Platform Lighting & Sound System • Coffee Bar • Study Areas • Gaming Mezzanine • Conference Room & Offices Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Monday, January 1, 2018

St. Louis Junior High School

ST. LOUIS CATHOLIC SCHOOL This 2-story addition updates a 60 year old building while giving it more street presence. It pays homage to the existing campus architecture and provides the school with 8 new junior high classrooms, a state of the art science lab, new music and art space, a Distance Learning Center and resource labs. Additionally, an internal exterior courtyard was created to allow for outdoor classroom activities,in a protected environment. The finished... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Friday, May 26, 2017

Trezevant Manor Independent Living Center

TREZEVANT MANOR Located in the heart of Memphis, Trezevant Manor’s Trezevant Place and the Wellness Center complete the last phase of the expansion of Trezevant Manor, a life-care retirement community. This 335,000 SF renovation and addition boast an aquatic and fitness center, ballroom, art room, library, chapel, beauty shop, bistro and bar, covered below grade parking, and a new 5-story, independent living tower housing 68 apartments. The apartments... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Friday, May 5, 2017

The Cathedral Center at Immaculate Conception

Immaculate Conception Located in the heart of Midtown Memphis, the new Cathedral Center at Immaculate Conception provides a new home for their Early Childhood Center, Art Classrooms, Admin offices, and meeting rooms, as well as a state-of-the-art Library & Technology center. The new building connects to all floors of the existing 3-story, 1922 Neo-classical elementary school, providing much needed elevator access and bathrooms. The exterior design, clad in... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Monday, April 17, 2017

St. George's Independent Schools Master Plans

ST. GEORGE'S INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS ANF Architects designed the master plan for each of St. George’s Independent Schools three campuses. For the Collierville Campus, ANF Architects worked with St. George’s Independent Schools to prioritize the preservation of the old-growth forest and wetland areas which comprised the initial building site for St. George’s high school. ANF turned the site into a classroom by creating lakes on the campus from borrow pits and using... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

St. George's Episcopal Church

To preserve the natural beauty of the steep, wooded north half of the site, this 40,000 sf church occupies the open hilltop to the south, capturing distant views and summer breezes while enjoying the view into the grove of ancient cedar trees in the ravine to the north. The "garth," a serene open space serves as an outdoor room, is bordered by a covered ambulatory in the manner of a medieval cloister. The ambulatory directs attention to the garth and away from the outside... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

St. George's Collierville Agape Chapel

ST. GEORGE'S INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS The chapel is set in the midst of a wooded, suburban campus, sited by the design team to frame views into the old growth forest for individual congregants. To reinforce its role as a space for spiritual reflection, this chapel is physically separated from the school’s academic and athletic facilities. The interior is designed in rustic simplicity with timber scissor trusses to convey respect for the natural environment and create a... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

St. Brigid Catholic Church

Serving a newly formed parish in Southeast Memphis, this cruciform plan church provides a 600 seat sanctuary, classrooms, choir loft, daily chapel, and restored historic pipe organ from an Episcopal church. In light of tight budgetary constraints, ANF has worked closely with the building committee to maximize both quality and amount of space. Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

Saint Martin de Porres Shrine and Saint Peter Church Hall

SAINT PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH This international shrine dedicated to Saint Martin de Porres, patron saint of social justice, is appropriately sited across from the main courthouse. Serving as the daily chapel for Saint Peter Catholic Church, this shrine contains artifacts and memorabilia from the life of Saint Martin. ANF commissioned local artists to produce artwork celebrating the life of this important saint. Project Awards : Historic Preservation Award - Memphis Heritage Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church asked ANF Architects to help evaluate locations for their new church home. After studying several sites, ANF designed the new church facility to meet the church's needs for liturgical worship, meeting and gathering spaces. ANF designed a solution to accommodate the congregations needs within a tight budget. The sanctuary and family life areas are linked by a tall connecting space that is light and airy. The connecting space end walls are glass,... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

Immaculate Conception Master Plan

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, asked ANF to design a Cathedral Center that would compliment the bungalow architecture of the surrounding neighborhoods, as well as that of their existing campus. The new Cathedral Center for the youth and young adults of the school and parish will house prekindergarten, kindergarten, youth group and church meeting spaces along with the school library. Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017


ANF Architects was asked to update the Assembly Hall and Public Space Areas for Grace St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in order to achieve a cohesive aesthetic. New wood wainscot, decorative ceilings and lighting visually transport the architecture of the sanctuary into the public gathering spaces providing seamless transitions from one area to the next. Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

Christ The King Master Plan

CHRIST THE KING The comprehensive master plan maximizes the natural benefits of the woooded site. In laying out the master plan for this overflowing parish church, the design team created a plan that recognizes historical tradition while working with the contemporary congregation. Visible from the road, the main church is integrated into the wooded site which provides a peaceful, spiritual retreat. This design approach centers around the concept that upon entering the church... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

Evergreen Presbyterian Church

  ANF is working with Evergreen Presbyterian to re-imagine what it means to be “church” today. The church left their beautiful, historic building to give Rhodes College the space they needed to grow and moved into a urban/commercial space located in the heart of the Evergreen neighborhood. Our process began with an intensive master planning and programming phase in which we met with church members, elders, and staff to gather information so our design team could fully... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Saturday, April 1, 2017

Christ The King Catholic Church

      Christ the King Catholic Church moved to a tree-covered 13 acre site for their new church campus. ANF worked with the church and a liturgical consultant to provide site analysis, master planning, fundraising support, and facility design. • 13 acre site • 46,000 SF Phase I: • Worship Building • Class and Meeting Rooms • Kitchen • Conference Facilities • Music Practice Phase II: • Family Life Center... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Monday, March 6, 2017