New enclosed West Entry to the Church, previous entry was open to the elements. Made new entry ADA accessible from the west Church parking area. Created a structure that matches existing Church form and tradition. The Church Sacristy Entrance is located next to the West Church Entrance, and it was difficult to decide which was the Church Entrance. By Scaling down the Sacristy Entrance, and making the West Entry more dramatic it will define the entrance to the Church. An elliptical garden space is created between the Sacristy entrance steps, and the sloping ramps entering the New West Entry. This garden sitting space may be use for quiet prayer and contemplation. The interior of the entrance space is curvilinear, and has four large combination fixed and awning type windows looking unto the Garden space.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

Taos, New Mexico

Renovation of West Church Entry