Major addition and renovation, 25,292 SF, to existing historical church. The Architect designed the addition and renovation to provide a significant increase in square footage without change of appearance of the church when viewed from the City of Worthington’s Village Green town square. Project included adding 200 seats to the sanctuary, enlarging the chancel, building a new and larger fellowship hall, renovating classrooms and offices.
To accommodate their rapidly growing Parish, St. John Neumann commissioned Elford for this expansion and renovation project of their Sanctuary. The new Sanctuary seats 550 and was designed for future expansion (1,100 seats). The new Sanctuary is now raised to provide visibility to the entire nave. A new connector unit between the Parish offices and Faith and Family Center was also built.
Elford was also the construction manager for a two-phase project for a new 21,000 SF two-story Catholic Parish
Community Center located in the existing parking lot, a 5,000 SF renovation to the existing social hall, additional parking and extensive sitework. Phase 1 includes the new Parish center which houses a multipurpose space on the ground level, 10 classrooms for religious education and group meetings on the lower level, a new kitchen, a two-stop elevator and ancillary spaces. The Phase II renovation of the existing Parish hall includes subdividing 2,725 SF of the first floor to create Parish offices and upgrades to 2,341 SF of the basement level including new paint, ceilings, lighting and partition walls.
Elford managed all construction for the building improvements, including the demolition and remodeling of approximately 2,500 SF of existing interior space. The construction of the new building components included a 10,000 SF fellowship hall for church gatherings or special events, a 2,200 SF wood framed chapel and a 2,000 SF children’s wing. Elford supervised infrastructure improvements to water/sanitary services and electrical/gas utilities.
Additional sitework included a new turn-in lane from SR-16 with driveway expansion from the north entry point. Additionally, the parking lot was repaved and re-striped to increase parking capacity. A new feature to the landscaping topography included a water detention system.
64,500 SF of renovations and 9,000 SF addition to a Romanesque-style historic church including: sanctuary, narthex, chapel, foyer, administrative offices, parlor, conference rooms, classrooms, day care center, staff offices, food pantry, kitchen, restrooms, two new parking lots and new entrance. Electrical, lighting, HVAC, life safety and security systems were replaced or upgraded throughout the space. Sanctuary’s stained glass windows originally created by the Louis Comfort Tiffany Studios were also restored.