Historic Church Additions & Renovations

Parker Architects has worked with numerous congregations in the challenging task of expanding and renovating their historic church buildings. The challenge is to be able to successfully add on without detracting from the original building. The following are three examples where we believe we have succeeded in meeting the challenge. The addition to St. John’s Anglican, Ancaster was approximately 3 times the area of the original so the challenge was to add this space in such a manner as to not overshadow the historic facility. Similarly, St. James Catholic, Okotoks required an addition of approximately 3 times the original as well as the original building had to be physically moved back from the busy highway and raised 6ft(1.8m) in order to be out of the local flood plain. Ralph Conner United in Canmore Alberta also needed to be moved to one side of the property in order to free up enough land for the addition. In order that the new wood siding of the addition would match that of the existing we found an old mill in B.C. that still had the dies that allowed them to cut the siding in exactly the same profile. The result is a smooth blend of the new and old.


St.James Catholic

St.Johns Anglican

Ralph Connor United





















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