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St. Paul Lutheran Church / Decatur, Indiana

The project included the renovation and addition to the 100-year-old St. Paul Lutheran Church. A new foyer, fellowship hall, kitchen, choir room, Sunday school classrooms, ladies aid room, and teen room were added to support worship and outreach ministries. Harding Partners integrated the addition seamlessly into the existing church building. At the outset of design, Harding Partners met with the engineering consultants to identify cost effective strategies to maximize the client’s budget. Modular, residential heating and air conditioning units were utilized for economy. Wood framing was selected as the structural system for the addition due to the local abundance of Amish carpenters. Wood trusses, mircolam beams, and wood truss joists were used throughout. The cost-effective solutions allowed the project to meet the project budget and provided additional functionality that members of the congregation were ecstatic about.

Project Location

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    Key Information

  • Complete building renovation
  • Sanctuary expansion
  • Foyer
  • Fellowship hall
  • Kitchen
  • Offices
  • Choir room
  • Sacristy
  • Sunday school classrooms
  • Ladies aid room
  • Teen room