Pilgrim Center and Pavilion at The Shrine Of Our Lady of La Leche
The Pilgrim Center and Pavilion includes offices, the church supply business, and meeting space for pilgrims, spiritual renewal, and ministry/group retreats. A small, covered patio will include picnic tables, public restrooms, and a candle and beverage kiosk. LEARN MORE
Pilgrimage Center & Pavilion was a replacement for the old gift shop and offices that were flooded in both hurricanes Irma and Matthew. The design team at Kasper Architects designed a building that meets all modern efficiencies but looks and feels like old-world Spanish construction. We elevated the finish floor to roughly 5′-0 above sea level. The construction of the building is concrete block, cast in place concrete, structural steel and wood trusses. The roof material is a barrel tile metal composite. The interior is decorated with stained wood, faux beams and trusses. The faux beams in the pre-function room were salvaged from the old gift shop and are estimated to be around 75 years old. The exterior cover porch has decorative stamped concrete and ornamental guardrails. It has been an honor to work on this project and be involved with numerous other projects at the National Shrine over the last 12 years.
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