GDG designed a building addition that includes 14 new classrooms utilizing 21st century learning elements, six offices and a reception area.
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.
The Cardinal Stritch University chapel accommodates 150 people with natural lighting and the architectural appeal appropriate for a Franciscan chapel.
The new high school is the visual center of the campus and incorporates a palette of materials and forms unifying the variety of current building styles while also conforming to strict design regulations.