The CTS Group faced several challenges designing this significant addition to the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, not the least of which was planning for the continued use of the existing building while construction was underway. The primary solution to the problem was the creation of a sunlit atrium that separated the new spaces within the two-story addition from Mulford Hall and the rest of the existing building
The design includes a two story, 14,000 SF addition that marries the 1961 building to the 1971 sanctuary addition. The design features include an atrium that houses an accessible main entrance with an elevator connecting both floors, an administrative area, multi-purpose room, chapel, youth rooms and educational spaces that will support the Sunday school and nursery school programs. The project also includes a new playground and air-conditioning for the existing multi-purpose room.
Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, Ewing, NJ
The project included a new sanctuary with basement classrooms, youth room, and a narthex/gathering space. Also included in this project, was a conversion of the existing sanctuary into the New Fellowship Hall.
Prospect Presbyterian Church, Maplewood, NJ
The Renovation project to this 1925 structure included:
· Expansion of Chancel to include accessible ramp
· Reorientation of choir seating
· New interior acoustic ceiling panels
· New floor finishes
· Specialty lighting design
· Stained glass window restoration
· Pew refinishing
· Refinishing of all wood work
· New paint finishes
· New pipe organ console
The Wyoming Presbyterian Church, Millburn, NJ
The Wyoming Presbyterian Church is located in the residential, tree lined “Wyoming Historic District”.
The proposed design calls for a new two story addition to provide much needed Sunday School classroom space and accommodate the growing Nursery School and after School Program.This addition allows the return of the meeting rooms, parlor and lounge for adult use.
The 2 other priorities identified by the congregation that are being addressed with this project are better utilization of the front lawn and more functional multi-purpose space.These two objectives will be accomplished by the interior expansion and renovation of the Fellowship Hall and the creation of a new walk-out, stepped terrace.