Portfolio: St. Paul’s United Methodist
This was a phased addition/renovation project. The first phase added much
needed classrooms and office space for the church's extensive religious education
program. The second phase added a multipurpose room (Fellowship Hall) which was
designed for a variety of functions from basketball to theater. The third phase
renovated the existing sanctuary.
New sanctuary lighting was of utmost importance to the congregation. The existing
lighting system provided inadequate illumination and no lighting control system.
A young progressive congregation embraced the lighting design concepts to increase
general functional illumination while providing the accent lighting necessary
for a dynamic service. A new lighting control system was incorporated into the
design. The lighting control system provided them the ability to dim any or all
lighting at the touch of a button.
A beautiful stained glass cross is the focal point of the altar area. The
cross was donated by a parishioner. The parishioner required that the cross be
illuminated continuously. The appearance of the cross was critical to the success
of the project, however, the maintainability and energy efficiency of the lighting
solution were also highly important.
The final phase of the project upgraded the administrative offices.