Prince of Peace Catholic Church

Kearney, Nebraska

25,800 GSF

Alvine Engineering provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering design for the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Kearney. During the fundraising and construction phases, the congregation worshiped at a local school; however, the completion of the building provided a dedicated worship space to over 1,000 families in a growing community.

Program spaces on the main level include a sanctuary, chapel, balcony, narthex, sacristy, restrooms, and stair/elevator. The basement has a multipurpose room, offices, mechanical/electrical room, restrooms, and a classroom.


  • The heating and cooling system is a single zone constant volume system consisting of two 30-ton modular air handling units installed in the basement mechanical rooms.
  • Control systems include economizer cycle and power exhaust.
  • Heating consists of gas-fired duct furnaces installed in the supply air ductwork downstream from the air handlers.
  • A new natural gas service (with a capacity of approximately 1100 cfh) was installed to provide fuel for the furnaces and water heater.
  • Custom pendant lighting fixtures were designed and specified for the sanctuary to complement the architecture of the building.
  • A complete theatrical dimming system was designed for the sanctuary to provide flexibility for multiple uses and activities in the space.
  • The building includes a full fire suppression system.
  • A lightning protection system was specified to provide an extra measure of protection for the entire building.
  • Decorative exterior lighting was utilized to enhance the building’s architecture and provide security for parishioners.

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