WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Location: Alexandria, VA
Size: 24,000 Square Feet
Client: Westminster Presbyterian Church
Completed: 2010
Type: Church Addition and Renovation


The sanctuary renovation accomplished two critical goals, the first being a greater focus on the chancel area while providing increased liturgical space for worship as well as for the choir. The second was to make for a more intimate sense of gathering during worship.

These goals were accomplished by angling the existing pews to increase the sense of gathering and creating a coffered ceiling, which improved acoustical quality. A new lighting approach made reading in the pews much easier. The character of the space was both changed and improved, which provided a delightful experience.