I saw at the New Liturgical Movement blog a post on the renovation of a Jesuit High School's chapel in Tampa. Low and behold the one who did the renovations is Joel Pidell, a former parishioner of mine from the Church of the Most Holy Trinity in Augusta, GA!
If I am not mistaken, both he and his brother were altar boys at Most Holy Trinity which had some of the best trained ones in the world due to one Mr. Bill Harper!
Joel's brother Aaron became a Jesuit priest. He is one of about 12 men who have become priests from the Church of the Most Holy Trinity between 1983 and now! I feel blessed to have been in a parish that produced so many vocations to the priesthood. It was like reform in continuity there before that became popular!
You can read Joel's blog "Reading the form" HERE.
This is the chapel before Joel got a hold of it:
These are Joel's own words about things like this:
"Aesthetically, the task was to create a beautiful interior which was artistically coherent—properly proportioned, scaled, detailed, and ornamented—despite the eccentricities of the existing geometries and structural conditions, which was no small task with the given parameters and budget. But principally, over and above all these considerations, it was essential to transform the chapel into, as Fr. Hermes would later say, a place of “epiphany”, a space that served to manifest God’s ever-greater Glory and facilitate our encounter with the same Living God; or, as Hans Urs von Balthasar would say, an example of theological aesthetics."