St. Luke’s Parish House

St. Luke’s Parish House


St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, built in 1910 as a half-scale version of a Gothic stone church in England, is located on the Village Green in the Historic District of East Hampton Village. The parish outgrew its existing structure which houses administrative offices, a multi-purpose hall, kitchen, Sunday school classrooms, and spaces for various community outreach programs. Cooper Robertson prepared a new plan that doubles the size of the Parish House and places one-third of the additional area in a full basement to maintain domestic-scale for the building’s mass. In addition, the firm detailed the design of the gables, windows, and door openings, and selected materials to express the new addition as an outbuilding of the original church.

The Parish House is designed to harmonize with the church and the historic village through the use of a matching stone plinth, material changes at various heights, and architectural details. A new multi-purpose hall features a shaped, timber-framed ceiling and a small, semi-commercial catering kitchen to be rented out for wedding receptions, lectures, community events, and movies. The placement of the hall takes advantage of the view towards the village green, helps define an adjacent exterior garden space, and avoids the root system of an existing, large sycamore tree.



St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

East Hampton, New York
Site Area
12, 750 square feet
Completion Date
Construction Cost
$3.3 million
  • Altieri Sebor Weber MEP Engineering

  • Robert Silman Associates Structural Engineering

  • Romano Gatland Food Service