The addition and remodeling project at Trinity United Methodist Church stemmed from a need for an accessible entrance that would be compatible with their historic downtown church. In addition, the congregation desired to incorporate a larger fellowship hall, gathering space and church offices. These elements were satisfied in Phase One of the project. Phase Two of the project will include remodeling of the existing basement into classrooms.
The project involved the remodeling on 1,800 square feet, and 8,614 square feet of new construction. This included the design of a new fellowship hall and kitchen and remodeling to include offices with a workroom and a larger gathering space/lobby. The newly constructed entrance features a covered drop-off, with a lift provided for access to existing levels.
The relatively confined space was expanded through the acquisition of several surrounding properties, which allowed for the development of the building addition plus additional on-site parking. A steeply pitched roof was incorporated into the design, and served as a key element to tie the addition to the existing design.