Construction continues on the new hybrid recreation and education center at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School in Bremen. For the past three weeks, congregation members have worked on building the performance stage, back stage, and riser/bleacher steps in the new multipurpose addition. The congregation will also install the maple wood gym floor in the gymnasium. The maple flooring will continue up the riser/bleacher steps onto the performance stage – creating a “blurred boundary” of both programmatic spaces. “Active congregation work is an important component in any church project,” states Designer Matt VanSoest. “The Ancon team and building committee collaborated and found several aspects within the building project which could be performed by the congregation. The work creates a sense of ownership of the project and strengthens the church family by working together on the physical components which enhance our faith.”
The project is expected to be complete in August – just in time for the new school year. For more information on religious and educational projects – visit the portfolio page on the website or contact 574-533-9561 for in-depth case study books on each building type.