This 16,000 square foot school expansion houses a new gymnasium, conference spaces, school library and STEM classrooms.
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.
GDG designed a building addition that includes 14 new classrooms utilizing 21st century learning elements, six offices and a reception area.
Enhancing safety and security, learning and capacity, numerous improvements are planned for Cedarburg High School.