Church of St. Rose of Lima, Short Hills, NJ
The cultic furnishings are in large measure reconfigured from their existing locations to achieve enhanced forms. For example, the predella platform is thrusted forward in coordinating marble patterns from its existing confines and made accessible to those with physical disabilities. The altar is refabricated from fine side altar antependia. The relocated enthronement of the tabernacle is reconfigured from the existing principal altar. The font is enhanced with Greco-Roman smalty tesserae mosaics. New lighting, sound systems, refinishing, and repainting round out the interior.
The exterior is significantly enhanced to accommodate wider driveways for dropping off worshippers. The courtyard between the rectory and church building is enhanced with well-appointed surfaces and furnishings as an inviting gathering place. A universally accessible portico is extended as a secondary entrance to a sacristy/chapel. Additional furnishings include trellised arbors, garden screens, new plantings, patterned pavements, benches, and enhanced lighting.