Northside Institutional Church of God in Christ

The existing church burned to the grown. The new church design has been presented to the congregation, the community, and the City of Pittsburgh through newspaper and television coverage.

CLIENT:
Northside Institutional Church of God in Christ

LOCATION:
Pittsburgh, PA

PROJECT TYPE:
Church New-Construction/ Accessible, and Sustainable

Project Description

 In January, 2009 the Northside Institutional Church of God in Christ burned to the ground.  The congregation then started the long process of rebuilding their church.  Multiple firms were interviewed, each giving a presentation to the congregation.  We were selected to provide architectural services ranging from Pre-Design services (zoning, accessibility, building grade, utilities, and purchasing of additional lots adjacent to the existing site) through Construction Administration. 

During conceptual designs, options were explored with different sanctuary sizes, office locations, multi-purpose rooms, kitchen and a gymnasium, along with exterior parking. With the selected conceptual design the Design Development phase began.  Exterior façade finishes from EFIS, to brick, to stone & brick panels were researched and evaluated with respect to aesthetics and probable costs.  Interior finishes were reviewed and evaluated for the restrooms, offices, sanctuary, green room, meeting rooms, classrooms, kitchen, and multi-purpose/gymnasium.  Retaining walls, parking, exterior lighting, and landscaping were also reviewed. 

With these decisions made, the construction documents were produced. The Church Design has been presented to the congregation, the community, and the City of Pittsburgh through newspaper and television station coverage. The site is being prepared for construction by engineering the soil and installing a geo-mat for the slab on grade. In the spring of 2010 the building shall be erected with completion within 12 months.