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St. Patricks & St. Brigid's Roman Catholic Parish

Syracuse, NY

Completed 2019


St. Patrick’s Parish was established in 1870 in response to the growing Irish population of Syracuse, New York.  In 1872, the present church was completed.  For more than a century-and-a-half St. Patrick’s Parish has been a cornerstone within the “Tipperary Hill Historic District” of Syracuse. Its parishioner base boasts a large number of families who have remained constant in the parish roster since the 1870s. In 2012, St. Patrick’s Parish was merged with St. Brigit’s Parish. This was a reunion of sorts as St. Brigit’s Parish originated in 1926 as a mission of St. Patrick’s.  In 2017, MPSB was asked to provide designs for a comprehensive interior renovation of St. Patrick’s church in preparation for its 150th Anniversary.  

The project called for a new decorative scheme of soft greens, muted blues, and rich creams that would reflect both the cultural and architectural heritage of the church. What remained of the original decorative program was to be retained, restored, and utilized in combination with traditional Celtic design patterns. The result is a seamless connection between the original and the new.  


Design & Implementation Team

Architectural Design

MPSB Architectural Design Studio

Architectural Lighting

Rambusch Studios

Decorative Painting

John Tiedemann Inc.


Pew Restoration

Tobin’s Refinishing

Furniture Fabrication

Stickley Audi & Co.

Terrazzo Floor

Integrated Industrial Services

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