Seven Dolors Catholic Church

Seven Dolors Catholic Church

For the renovation of the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Manhattan, Kansas, Morrissey Engineering was part of the team and provided lighting design services. The 1920-built church's interior also underwent improvements as part of this project.

Services and Awards

This project won a 2020 IES Illumination Award of Merit.



  • Repainting of the whole interior
  • Painting of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Seven Dolors in the dome above the altar
  • Changed the location of the baptismal font to celebrate the liturgy better
  • Replaced HVAC
  • Replaced pews and flooring
  • Interior lighting and controls designed for the nave, sanctuary, and narthex
  • Six historic pendants were retrofitted with LED.







Manhattan, Kansas

Completion Date



RDG Planning & Design