Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine

Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine

Renovations to the Historic Cathedral

Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine

Location: St. Augustine, Florida

Client: Diocese of St. Augustine

Project Scope: Master Planning
Landscape Architecture

Project Size: 1.2 acres

Project Description & Challenge

Located on the same site since 1672, ‘America’s First Parish’ continues to serve not only many families who call the Cathedral Parish their spiritual home, but also thousands of visitors who come to ‘America’s Oldest City’ for a spiritual pilgrimage or just to visit the beauty of the site. Marquis Latimer + Halback, Inc. has been working alongside the Diocese of St. Augustine to create a master plan for the private rectory and Cathedral event spaces located directly behind the historic cathedral.


The revitalized spaces include a large event patio and fountain/green wall, green roof, lush green spaces, and seating alcoves for use by the Priests and Bishop in residence. Densely planted gardens and courtyard walls creating both a welcoming and secluded space for contemplation and celebration.

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