We served as consulting architect to Goss Pasma Architects for a $3.5m addition and renovation to this church facility, completed 2009.
This was the project that enabled Berneche2 Architecture to open its doors in 2006, with the eventual goal to partner with the project architect. The project began as a $7m addition and renovation which would had included a major L-shaped addition creating a courtyard with the church. Toward the end of the construction document phase the committee paired down the project to primarily include just renovations and small additions to the sanctuary.
Innovations included roof overbuild to allow for high-velocity ducts for sanctuary air conditioning. An ice storage system was employed to provide economical cooling. Planters at the front entrance were replaced with steps and an outdoor plaza to facilitate the Church’s Ministry On The Street program and create a welcoming entry. An elevator addition was done to provide ADA access to the basement. Site work and civil engineering coordination were part of the project. A lighting designer was brought on the team for both innovative lighting strategies and a modern lighting control system.