Our Lady, Queen of the English Martyrs Roman Catholic Church, Chicago. Elevation on Michigan Avenue . Matthew Alderman, Fall 2005.
The hybrid style of the church’s exterior combines a classical architectural vocabulary with a hint of Gothic verticality seeking to manifest the presence of God in a cityscape of skyscrapers.
Matthew Alderman is a recent graduate of the School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame, and a contributor to the blogs The Shrine of the Holy Whapping, the New Liturgical Movement, and the Society of St. Barbara. He has recently taken a job with a classical residential architectural firm in Manhattan.