Sacred Heart Cathedral

Sacred Heart Cathedral

Project Info

This 80+ year old church is in an urban setting. There was a need for a handicap entrance and a marshaling area for large ceremonial activities. This church acts as the Cathedral for the southern Colorado Diocese.

The front doors of the church were set right on the street sidewalk with about six stairs and the narthex was very minimal. The solution was to build a small addition which comes off the arm of the cruciform church plan near the parking area.

HGF Architects, Inc. acted as the Designers and Construction Managers on this interior and exterior restoration project. The scope of work included but was not limited to the following:

Interior work on existing nave, sanctuary, etc.

  • air conditioning of church
  • interior painting of cathedral and required exterior areas
  • new tile flooring; lighting (new wiring throughout)
  • new sound system
  • new toilets
  • new interior east entrance doors
  • new exterior east entrance
  • remodel of existing altar
  • cabinetry in sacristy
  • ceiling work in sacristy
  • new and existing pew rework

Exterior work on existing nave

  • brick cleaning and tuckpointing
  • terra cotta repair
  • roof repair

New Construction

  • pavilion addition providing an ADA-accessible entrance


  • new ADA-compliant ramp
  • retaining walls, steps, sod & trees
  • new drainage system on the north-side of the church

Client: Diocese of Pueblo

Project Type: New pavilion and Cathedral renovation