HHL Architects prepared a Master Plan, designed expanded parking, then redesigned this 160+ year-old, historic sanctuary, doubling the seating capacity to 360.
The plan orientation was rotated 180 degrees, (matching the original sanctuary design) and the south wall was removed in order to expand into a new addition, enabling a new balcony. Existing pews, paneling and windows were refurbished, while the former organ woodwork was reconfigured to create the new paneled chancel. A new digital organ reused the original pipes.
The former rear balcony, now located in the front behind the new chancel, is used as the choir loft. A new glass addition, behind the sanctuary, provides a formal Narthex and connects the adjacent education building to the sanctuary.