St. Paul Lutheran Church

The project included renovation and addition to the 100-year-old St. Paul Lutheran Church including a new foyer, fellowship hall, kitchen, choir room, Sunday school classrooms, ladies aid room, and teen room. Harding Partners integrated the addition seamlessly into the existing church building. The members of the congregation were ecstatic about the quality of the renovation and addition. At the outset of design, Harding Partners met with the engineering consultants to identify cost effective strategies to maximize the client's budget. Modular, residential heating and air conditioning units were utilized for economy. Wood framing was selected as the structural system for the addition due to the local abundance of Amish carpenters. Wood trusses, mircolam beams, and wood truss joists were used throughout.

Year: 1991
Location: Decatur, Indiana
Area: new construction 11,219 square feet, renovation area 5,056 square feet

Key Features

sanctuary expansion
fellowship hall
choir room
Sunday school classrooms
ladies aid room
teen room
complete renovation and expansion of 100-year-old Lutheran Church