The Liturgical Design Consultancy; Owned and operated by Duane and Jane Landry, and Msgr. Don Fischer.

PROFILE OF FIRM

The Liturgical Design Consultancy was formed to provide experienced, thoughtful consultation in organizing and executing the planning and design process. We offer our services to parish communities and pastors who are contemplating the construction of new or renovated churches and related facilities.

The Consultancy is unique in that it combines the experience of Landry & Landry, Architects & Planners, with that of a pastor, Msgr. Don Fischer. Duane Landry and Jane Landry have, for the past twenty years, concentrated their practice on master planning and design of churches and related facilities. Four of these projects have been for parishes in which Msgr. Fischer served as the pastor. The three have worked together from initial concept through the details of furnishings and art to create spaces particular to each community where worship is the clear and central focus, and the sense of the Sacred is undeniable. It is this successful collaborative design process which we would like to share with other parishes that wish to build or renew their worship space.

RESUMES

Duane Landry, FAIA

Jane Landry, FAIA

Landry and Landry, Architects and Planners, was founded in 1966 by Duane Landry and Jane Lorenz Landry and until 1999, provided complete architectural services from the initial programming and design through working drawings, specifications, and administration of the construction phase. The firm's capabilities in producing completed projects of outstanding design have been recognized by fifteen local and national design awards. The American Institute of Architects has honored both principals through Fellowships in Design and in Architectural Practice. Jane Landry served for twelve years on the Liturgical Commission of the Diocese of Dallas. They bring to the Liturgical Design Consultancy experience founded in the sound practice of architecture from conception to completion of churches and related facilities, including interiors and the design of liturgical objects, furnishings, and stained glass.

Msgr. Don Fischer

Msgr. Don Fisher, ordained a priest in 1967 in the Diocese of Dallas, served on the sub-commission on Environment and Art of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission, which reviewed all new and renovated churches in the Diocese. His experience in guiding parishes through the building process, along with his sensitivity and creativity toward liturgical design, brings to the firm a unique perspective from that of pastor, liturgist, and client for four of the featured projects: Chapel of the Incarnation, St. Bernard of Clairvaux Renovation, St. Joseph Renovation, and St. Joseph Master Plan and Columbarium. He served as Pastor at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Richardson, Texas, from 1995 to 2010. Entry into the seminary came at a mid-point in his college work as an art major, training which is evident in the worship environment in each parish he has served.