The scope of work in this project was expansive. The original space featured low brick walls on each side of the room that defined “transepts”, while the central area was sloped toward an elevated pulpit structure. To improve sight lines and flexibility, the low walls were removed and a flat floor placed throughout. An elevated chancel platform with expanded choir was erected on top of this slab. All chancel furnishings and modesty
panels across the face of the choir are portable. Congregational seating within the space features curved pews for all but the front two rows, where individual chairs are provide
flexibility. The arrangement of seating has produced a desired central aisle.
Technological improvements within the space were also extensive. The central wall at the rear of the chancel has been faced in white to serve as a projection surface for viewers within the room. Flat-screen monitors have been provided in the narthex and adjacent lobby. Three remotely-operated video cameras have been mounted in the space. A new control booth within the sanctuary offers operators the ability to run lighting, sound, video, as well as to open or close curtains in front of the high windows above the chancel.
The narthex was also expanded, taking in the original porch area. A glass wall visually opens the narthex into the sanctuary.