Corpus Christi Exterior Rendering

Lead architect Felder & Associates begins construction of the new Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Pooler

(SAVANNAH, GA) An organization of Catholic church members in the Pooler area, the Pooler Catholic Community, has been raising money to build a new facility for more than two years.

Corpus Christi exterior rendering

Fields & Associates, selected as the lead architect for the Corpus Christi Catholic Church project, have prompted the congregation to begin construction on the new facility and have now laid the foundation stone for construction to begin.

The Pooler Group currently acts as a “place of worship” in the Diocese of Savannah. Under the direction of Rev. Thomas J. Murphy, the ward was planted on May 2, 2015, and the first mass was held in a rented room at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church. Murphy also serves as the pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes in Port Wentworth.

The new multi-purpose pastoral building will be built on land previously purchased by the Diocese of Savannah for a new parish campus on the west side.

“I knew from the first Mass that our little church was going to make big things happen within the Catholic church in this town,” Murphy said. “We’ve all worked so hard to make this construction possible and I really can’t believe it’s finally here.”

The $ 4.2 million project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2018. The new 17,000 square meter pastoral multi-purpose building will be used for church services, pastoral offices and religious instruction until a sanctuary is built in the future.

“Projects like this are always so exciting,” said Brian Felder, founder and CEO of Felder & Associates. “We’re going to design a structure that this group has worked so hard and waited so long to build.”

Felder & Associates specializes in heritage conservation, commercial architecture, adaptive reuse architecture, corporate interior design, high-end residential design, green building, and neo-traditional building. The company recently received the Engineering News-Record (ENR) 2017 Award of Merit for its work on the Bouhan Falligant building in downtown Savannah.

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Felder & Associates was founded in 2012 and specializes in monument conservation, commercial architecture, adaptive reuse architecture, corporate interior design, high-end residential design, environmentally friendly construction and neo-traditional building. The company employs staff of LEED accredited architects and interior designers who focus on sustainability. On site, Felder & Associates is a member of the Savannah Chamber of Commerce and the Historic Savannah Foundation. The company is nationally affiliated with the American Institutes of Architects, the American Society of Interior Designers, and the United States Green Building Council. Felder & Associates is a member of the International Interior Design Association. In 2014, Felder & Associates received an Award for Historic Preservation from the Historic Savannah Foundation and an Award for Best Architectural Firm from Savannah Magazine. Felder & Associates recently completed The Gray restaurant in the former Greyhound bus depot in Old Town Savannah. The firm is located at 2514 Abercorn St. Suite 110, Savannah, GA 31401. For more information or to contact Felder & Associates, call 912-777-3979 or visit

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