Introducing a new church building into a 21st century urban context is a unique challengethe building has to serve the practical needs of a church with a wide variety of ministries, act as a community space, and fit in aesthetically with the residential brownstones around it. To these ends, the architects have been striving for a culturally-diverse design that is urbane and visionary. Outside and in, we want the building to feel like a natural, welcoming extension of the community around it.
We presented two of the architect's plans to focus groups, whose responses have helped shape the final design in key ways: the style of the auditorium and its location in the building, the circulation/flow of visitors through the building, and the uses of the fellowship hall.
Main Program Elements
Brief update will be provided at Fall Congregational Meeting, November 9, 2008