The Church of St. Francis Xavier, in Sallisaw, Okla., wanted a new church building with a traditional look and feel. Their architect, Shelby Navarro of 1Architecture, Tulsa, Okla., discussed a range of styles with them.
“We wanted to know the personality of the church,” explains Navarro. “They were a little more traditional, and they wanted the strength of that traditional look. It garners respect a little more.” The idea included stone walls, massive timber rafters, stained glass windows, a steeply pitched roof, and two tall copper spires.