Recognizing a need to accommodate their growth with a long-term vision, Lakeland engaged GROTH Design Group to develop a solution to expand their space.
St. Leonard Catholic Church
The St. Leonard’s Parish project is primarily the addition of a new gathering area with support spaces to enhance fellowship for the parish. Previously, the 1980-vintage existing building only had an entry vestibule and hallway with some undersized offices, and was not conducive to fellowship before and after church services.
This project demolished approximately 1,900-square feet of vestibule, toilet rooms, office and canopy, and replaced them with approximately 7,530 square feet of new construction.
In addition to the gathering space, the new construction provides a kitchenette, new ADA-accessible toilet rooms, storage, and office/multi-purpose spaces. The addition also includes the incorporation of a fire-protection sprinkler system throughout the new and existing portions of the building.
The solution for this project was to design a glass faced space that both feels open and welcoming while also creating distinct zones that are comfortable at the human scale.
The congregation at Trinity Lutheran sought to strengthen ministry programs by combining operations from two sites onto a single campus.