All Saints Church Renovation
Over the course of fifty years and three building projects, the nave of the original church evolved into a T-shape, with congregants sitting in three separate wings. The north wing, built as a low-ceilinged, divisible, multi-purpose room, had little in common with the rest of the church.
The primary task was to modify this north wing to fit aesthetically and functionally with the original building and earlier addition. Other considerations included reworking the sanctuary, baptismal font and chapel; improving the acoustics and lighting, sound and mechanical systems; providing handicapped accessibility; and creating a new entry plaza with space for the Easter Fire.
A new structural system in the north wing creates a high-ceilinged space similar in proportion and character to the other wings. Unified materials and detailing throughout reinforce the cohesiveness of the whole. New ceiling materials and details improve both vocal and instrumental acoustics. New lighting systems accentuate the building’s architecture and provide appropriate, easily-controlled lighting for the variety of services held. The new baptistery incorporates part of the original font, a link to the past in the continuing evolution of the church.