southridge - vineland location, vineland on
Project Details: Renovation of existing facility.
Completed: Spring, 2012
Features: The goal was to completely upgrade the existing facility to 21st century requirements. The majority of the parking is at the rear of the building which meant that most people enter through the back doors. The problem with this was that there was no direct way from the rear doors to the front lobby and the Sanctuary. Blocking direct access to the lobby was an exterior garden courtyard. The solution was to construct a roof over the courtyard and turn it into an interior extension of the lobby. The resulting high vaulted space provides direct access to the front lobby and acts as the new central meeting space and Coffee Cafe. The Sanctuary was completely renovated with chairs replacing the old pews and the platform enlarged and performance lighting and upgraded AV systems installed. The result is a new life for an older building making it attractive to a new generation.