St. Paul's Church

Designed in 1851 by Richard Upjohn in the English Country Gothic style, this landmark church was destroyed by a devastating fire. Its renewal created the opportunity to not only restore the building’s exterior but also redesign the interior for greater flexibility. The result is a dramatic open plan which serves as a multi-purpose space; while the main use is for worship services, other uses include concerts, lectures, and plays. A major feature of the new church is an active solar heating system which provides more than 80 percent of the building's heating needs. The exterior of the building closely follows the lines of the old church, except for the addition of two light scoops high on the roof.

Location: Brookline, MA

Photos by Hutchens Photography