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St. Paul Lutheran Church

New Church and Gathering Space | Davenport, IA

The scope of the project called for designing a new 750-900 seat worship and gathering addition onto a 1950’s Georgian style facility. A key focus for the addition project was providing presence and hospitality into the surrounding community. This is achieved through three design elements: a light-filled tower, an entry portico filled with doors and windows connecting the gathering and worship.

The liturgical design fans the assembly seating 120 degrees. The chancel design houses a new altar, ambo and font. Adjacent to the chancel, a 1,000 sq. ft. platform suitable for choir and organ performance seats up to 120 musicians.

An important feature of the new worship design was finding a suitable method of relocating the existing art-glass windows. An ambulatory on the southern side of the worship will house all ten windows depicting the chronological life and ministry of the Christ. 




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Design Development
Consensus Building
Construction Documents
Furniture Consultation
Full Architecture
Historic Preservation
Interior Design
Lighting Design
Liturgical Design
Master Planning
Schematic Design
Site Planning
Site Analysis
Space Planning

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