Church of the Transfiguration

Location: Orleans, MA
Architect: William Rawn Associates

Home to the residential order of the Community of Jesus, the Church of the Transfiguration on Rock Harbor in Orleans, MA features 35,000-square-feet of handset Biesanz MDL throughout the church, chapter house and bell tower. Chosen because of its variety of colors, MDL was able to give the architect and church community the desired finish they were seeking.

All three buildings feature honed, split face and bush hammered MDL and trim from Biesanz’ levee ledge throughout the interior and exterior, creating a striking appearance from nearly every angle. Not only does MDL provide the buildings with unmatched beauty, it is also exceptionally hard and durable giving the community members peace of mind that the stone will last for years to come with little to no maintenance.

“We choose Biesanz MDL for the Church of the Transfiguration because its beautiful color not only complements our surroundings – sandy beaches – but, it also looks lively in the sunlight,” said Chris Kanada, Project Manager of the Orleans Church Building Foundation. “The stone has performed very well in both the interior and exterior applications, and the quality of people working at Biesanz was wonderful. We would definitely use Biesanz Stone again in the future.”

*2003 BAC Craft Award, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers