St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church

12,770 sf

The design for this one-of-a-kind new sanctuary structure was based on the famous Hagia Sofia in Istanbul, Turkey.  Although only a fraction of the original’s size, the structure features the same design features and proportions of the original.  The church seats 749 parishioners and features a 74 ft. high dome, authentic Jerusalem Gold Marble tiles in the interior, groin vaulted and glass reinforced gypsum ceilings, and a total of 180 windows.  Forty of these windows ring the base of the dome for added natural light.

Location
Charlotte, NC

Role

S.C. Hondros & Associates, Inc
General Contractor

One on One Design, Constantine N. Vrettos, AIA
Architect

Dome Iconographer
Tom Clark