This remodeling project responded to a desire from the Church congregation to make the existing building more welcoming and inviting. The existing Chapel was also in need of updating. Over the years, the music had become a more important part of the liturgy, and an organ and speaker cabinets needed to be incorporated.
Working closely with the building committee, Kodet Architectural Group developed a design approach that introduced warmth and openness throughout the worship space. A wood and glass wall on either side of the altar expressed a more human scale to the space. This wall formed the backdrop to an expanded choir area and provided visibility to the refurbished Chapel.
The existing Gathering Space was made into a place of fellowship by including a wood wainscot, a stone fireplace, and built-in benches. The Chapel was redesigned to be visible to the community, as well as part of the worship experience during mass. An existing tabernacle, built by a parishioner, was relocated to the wall adjacent the Worship space. New artwork and stained glass are incorporated into the Chapel below the added clerestory.