St. Paul’s Multipurpose Center Case Study

Architect and General Contractor Ancon Construction shares a brief description of their award winning project.  The project was awarded the 2013 ABC “Award of Excellence” in the “Education under 3 million category”.  The St. Paul’s Multipurpose Center, a 12,000 square foot new facility, replaces an outdated, small school gym built in 1973.  The project aims to create a functional and aesthetic building which responds to the needs of users ranging from Pre-K students to 90 year old congregation members. Hoping to promote more educational, sport, civic, and worship opportunities, our firm worked with the church and school to design adaptable open learning studios, flexible performance stage, spacious gymnasium, and a two story lobby gallery.  We incorporated church member participation in wood framing construction, gym floor installation, and landscaping.  A 55’x8’ curved bulkhead over the stage, randomly placed glass block window portals, student time capsule, unique flooring patterns, and ceiling clouds are all design elements found in this natural day lit building.