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St. Pius X Church

Crumlish and Crumlish designed this worship facility for 900 people in a fast-growing suburban community.

Dedicated in 1991 at a cost of $1,950,000 the sanctuary is a study in contrast of textures -- brick, stone, wood and wrought iron. Immense masonry walls at each end of the nave support the ninety-foot long wood trusses and roof framing, creating a dramatic, but traditional appearance. Adding to the effect is magnificent 30 rank pipe organ above the altar that can fill the building with reverberant music. A daily chapel, choir room, multipurpose room and offices complete the complex. 

The baptismal font and pool, that provides for both infant and adult baptism, received the 1993 Interfaith Forum on Religious Art & Architecture visual arts award.

The Chapel, Evangelical Free Church

A project that started thirty years ago with a simple, combination worship/fellowship hall, has grown over the years with two subsequent building programs to become a 20,000+ square foot complex. The current building now includes 22 classrooms, several offices, and a kitchen, in addition to the original fellowship hall.

Brendan Crumlish is proud to have been involved in the design of all three building phases for this Evangelical Free Church. While space for christian education has been the focus of the church development for the past decade, a new master plan completed in 1996 by Crumlish and Crumlish now holds the key to continued growth. 

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Spring Field, IL

Crumlish and Crumlish Architects, Inc. is proud of this completed church design near Springfield, Illinois.

Created as an extension of their existing Parish Center, the new worship facility incorporates many exciting features, including seating for 700 people, two devotional chapels, and a bi-level baptismal font. The solid brick exterior walls are a visual match to the existing facility, while introducing a new limestone accent base and a soaring stucco clerestory supported on two massive, 72-foot long laminated trusses. Art glass adorns many of the magnificent windows in the building. A bride's room, meeting room, sacristy, choir room, restrooms and general storage rooms complete the facility. The project was dedicated in 2001 at a cost of $2,200,000.

Crumlish & Crumlish is involved in a number of church projects, both new and renovations. Significant projects include the Timberland Bible Church, First Presbyterian Church, and St. Pius X Catholic Church, all in Indiana; The Chapel an Evangelical Free Church in Michigan; St. Joseph Catholic Church, Chatham, Illinois; James Island United Congregational Church, James Island, South Carolina; Community Alliance Church, LaTrobe, Pennsylvania; and Ridgeview Bible Church, Chadron, Nebraska.

  • Ackles Parish Center Renovation, St. Joseph Church, South Bend, Indiana, 2020

  • Bible Baptist Church, Master Plan, Augusta, Michigan, 1994

  • Broadway Christian Church, Day Care Remodeling, South Bend, Indiana, 1981

  • Broadway Christian Church, RESTROOM Remodeling, South Bend, Indiana, 2022

  • Calvary Baptist Church, Facility Evaluation & Consultations, South Bend, Indiana, 2010

  • Calvary Baptist Church, South Seaville, New Jersey (designed but not built), 2006

  • Catholic Charities, Office Remodeling, South Bend, Indiana, 1974

  • Chapel at the lake, church and parsonage renovation, Culver, Indiana 2021

  • Christian Center School, Fundraising Illustrations, South Bend, Indiana, 1989

  • Church of God, Fundraising Illustrations, Oregon, Illinois, 1989

  • Community Alliance Church, LaTrobe, Pennsylvania, 2016

  • Faith Baptist Church, Consultation, South Bend, Indiana, 1998

  • Faith Baptist Church, Master PLan, Plymouth, Indiana, 2023

  • First AME Zion Church, Fundraising Illustrations, South Bend, Indiana, 1998

  • First Baptist Church, Feasibility Study, South Bend, Indiana, 2011

  • First Presbyterian Church, CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP SPACE RENOVATION, ELKHART, Indiana, 2023

  • First Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall Addition, Noblesville, Indiana, 1989

  • First Unitarian Church, Facility Evaluations, South Bend, Indiana 2000

  • First Unitarian Church, Re-roofing Consultation, South Bend, Indiana 2004

  • First Unitarian Church Master Plan, South Bend, Indiana, 2008

  • First United Methodist Church, Interior Renovation, Chesterton, Indiana, 1980

  • Greater New Vision Missionary Baptist Church, Church and Daycare Facility, South Bend, Indiana, 1995

  • Gurdawara Sikh Center, Interior Remodeling Consultation, South Bend, Indiana 2005

  • Hively Avenue Mennonite Church, Lighting Consultation, Elkhart, Indiana, 1995

  • House of Prayer Community Church, Fellowship Hall Addition, Cassopolis, Michigan, 1987

  • James Island United Congregational  Church, James Island, South Carolina, (designed but not built) 2015

  • John Paul II Pastoral Center, Parish Office Remodeling, South Bend, Indiana, 2008

  • Kingdom Christian Center Church, Interior Remodeling, South Bend, Indiana 2002

  • Light of the World Spiritual Church, South Bend, Indiana, 1972

  • McCoy Memorial Church, Fundraising Illustrations, Benton Harbor, Michigan, 1992

  • Mount Olive Church, Baptistry Consultation, South Bend, Indiana, 1984

  • North Liberty United Methodist Church, New Entry Vestibule & Elevator, North Liberty, Indiana, 2000

  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Baptistry Consultation, Wyandotte, Michigan, 1994

  • Presbyterian Chapel of the Lakes, Fundraising Model, Angola, Indiana, 1998

  • Presbyterian Chapel of the Lakes, Master Plan, Angola, Indiana, 1997

  • Presbyterian Church of LaPorte, Restroom Renovation, LaPorte, Indiana 2014

  • Presbyterian Church of LaPorte, Entry Renovation, LaPorte, Indiana 2014

  • Presbyterian Church of LaPorte, Sanctuary Lighting Renovation, LaPorte, Indiana 2014

  • Presbyterian Church of LaPorte, Window Replacement, LaPorte, Indiana 2015

  • Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Mishawaka, Indiana, 1968

  • Ridgeview Bible Church, Chadron, Nebraska, 2012

  • River of Life Family Church, Feasibility Study, South Bend, Indiana,1998

  • Saint's Memorial Church of God, Fundraising Model, South Bend, Indiana, 1991

  • Smith Chapel, Facility Evaluations, Edwardsburg, Michigan, 2001

  • Sorrowful Mother Catholic Church, Master Plan, Wheatfield, Indiana, 2013

  • Sorrowful Mother Catholic Church, Restroom Renovation, Wheatfield, Indiana, 2015

  • ​Sorrowful Mother Catholic Church, Parish Hall Renovation, Wheatfield, Indiana 2019

  • St. Adalbert Catholic Church, Feasibility Study, South Bend, Indiana 2007

  • St. Adalbert Catholic Church, Playground Consultation, South Bend, Indiana 2007

  • St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Facilities Assessment, Anderson, Indiana, 2013

  • St. Augustine Catholic Church, Structural Consultation, South Bend, Indiana, 2008

  • St. Bavo Catholic Church, interior Lighting Consultation, Mishawaka, Indiana, 1988

  • St. Casimir Catholic Church, Day Care Remodeling, South Bend, Indiana, 1981

  • St. Henry Catholic Church, Facilities Assessment, Medaryville, Indiana 2013

  • St. John XXIII Retreat Center, Facility Assessment, Hartford City, Indiana 2013

  • St. Joseph Catholic Church, Chatham, Illinois 2000

  • St. Joseph Catholic Church, Facilities Assessment, Delphi, Indiana 2015

  • St. Mary Catholic Church, Facilities Assessment, Frankfort, Indiana 2014

  • St. Mary Catholic Church, Facilities Assessment, Muncie, Indiana, 2013

  • St. Mary Catholic Church, ADA Restroom Renovation, Muncie, Indiana, 2016

  • St. Pius X Catholic Church, Granger, Indiana, 1992

  • St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Mechanical Systems Consultation, South Bend, Indiana 1976

  • St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Handicap Access, South Bend, Indiana 1986

  • Sweet Home Baptist Church, Roofing Consultations, South Bend, Indiana 2002

  • Temple Beth-El, Interiors Consultation, South Bend, Indiana, 1971

  • The BEAcon, community space renovation, south bend, indiana 2023

  • The Chapel, Evangelical Free Church, Fellowship Hall, St. Joseph, Michigan, 1985

  • The Chapel, Evangelical Free Church, Classroom Addition, St. Joseph, Michigan, 1988

  • The Chapel, Evangelical Free Church, Master Plan, St. Joseph, Michigan, 1995

  • The Chapel, Evangelical Free Church, Classroom Addition, St. Joseph, Michigan, 1996

  • Timberland Bible Church, South Bend, Indiana, 1985

  • Trinity Episcopal Church, Exterior Masonry Renovation, Niles, Michigan, 1991

  • Trinity Episcopal Church, Interior Handicap Remodeling, Niles, Michigan, 1993

  • Trinity Episcopal Church, Re-roofing Consultation, Niles, Michigan1998

  • Trinity Lutheran Church, Master Plan, Battle Creek, Michigan, 1994

  • Trinity Lutheran Church, Fellowship Addition (designed but not built), Battle Creek, Michigan, 1996

  • Trinity School at Greenlawn, Elevator Addition, South Bend, Indiana, 2011

  • United Religious Community, Graphic Designs, St. Joseph County, Indiana, 1983

  • Unity of Michiana Church, (designed but not built), South Bend, Indiana 1990

  • Upland Evangelical Mennonite Church, Master Plan, Upland, Indiana, 1994

  • Zion United Church of Christ, Building Assessment, South Bend, Indiana, 2008

  • Zion United Church of Christ, Re-roofing Consultation, South Bend, Indiana, 2008

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