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Spiritual Renewal-St. John’s

July 11, 2016
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St. John’s Episcopal Church was due for some ADA and code compliance upgrades, and it might seem they got a little intercession from above in the form of–wait for it–a flood.

Before

The original entryway

Heavy rains and an outdated drainage system caused water to back up against the church exterior, damaging the entry. It seemed a good time to make some changes, and to take advantage of the opportunity to transform an institutional-looking entryway into a welcoming gateway to the churches interior.

Fortunately, St. John’s counted a few architects among its parishioners. John Seals, Steve Baronian and Bassel Samaha worked with contractors Oliver and Company, Wooden Window, Lenehan Architectural Glass and
finishers Heather and French to transform the church’s existing metal and glass doorway into something extraordinary.

 

 

 

 

The final new entrance

St. John’s interior sanctuary

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Solid wood, all-around

Drawing on a palette African Mahogany and deeply textured obscure glass, the architects fashioned dramatic entrances to both the church proper and its interior sanctuary.

Wooden Window even fashioned solid wood handles for the door sets and incorporated completely hidden hardware–marrying ADA compliance with the richness of natural materials.

A great project, beautifully executed. We were fortunate to have been a part of it and we thank everyone involved.


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