Occupying an assembly of three distinct structures constructed in the 1920s together with an additional wing dating to the 1960s, the church enjoyed a picturesque setting with elegant interior spaces but lacked efficient circulation and a central gathering space for informal fellowship. As the programmatic needs of the church changed over time, some spaces had ceased to adequately serve their function while others had become underutilized. Evolving technological needs were also in need of addressing.The design team worked closely with the church committee developing significant modifications to the center of the facility to creatively shape a new 'Heart' gathering space with a grand stair and an interior loop path connecting the four buildings. Unobtrusively expanded facilities for church Administration, Christian Education classes, choir practice, toilet rooms, storage, and building support were all incorporated. Major renovations/reconfiguration of the Main Sanctuary, Chapel, and Kitchen were all developed to replace extensive hazardous materials, support current worship needs, substantially improve acoustical performance, update technological and life safety systems, and replace outdated equipment.