In 1998 studioTECHNE was hired by the Church of St. Clare to extensively renovate their offices and the residence for the priests. We took an innovative approach to the work providing them more functional spaces without adding to the building’s footprint and accommodating their budget. When it was time to restore and renovate their sanctuary, they again turned to us for help. Years of extensive use had left the sanctuary a dark, dingy relic of the sanctuary many older members remember as being vibrant and alive. We worked with the building committee to develop a list of desired renovations and using their list and their budget, developed a list of priorities for the project. This was a critical step in the work, our timeline was tight and it was important to define the expectations of the committee as well as the congregation. The most important priority for the committee was lighting. The lighting was poor and it was impossible for anyone over 55 to read anything in the sanctuary. The second priority was acoustics and sound. The quality of the sound system had degraded over the years, and between the crackle of the speakers and the acoustic echoes, mass for most parishioners was a garbled mess. The final priority was aesthetics; remove the work of past renovations and restore the altar to its previous glory. Work began after January 6th and was required to be completed for Easter Mass. studioTECHNE directed the re-lamping and replacement of lighting, installation of a new sound system and acoustic panels, restoration of the tabernacle and altar furnishings, and restoration of the wall behind the crucifix. The project was completed on its strict construction schedule and budget and the renovations were complete for mass on Palm Sunday. Our attention to detail, clear and complete documents and ability to communicate clearly with the owner and contractor led to the success of this project.