Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church approached us wanting to refresh the church by creating a more inviting narthex entry that would accommodate an accessible ramp, and by updating the materials in the sanctuary. Previously, it was not obvious to visitors that the narthex was the main entry, but by replacing the existing colored panels with aluminum storefront windows, the space has a brighter more inviting presence. Walls and windows were appropriately rearranged to make the space more airy and consistent with the feel of the fellowship hall. Additionally, the church wanted to address concerns with poor drainage, which was solved by providing shading and by increasing the amount of landscaping with rocks and trees. Multiple schemes were refined before the scheme was chosen that reflects the existing roof structure, keeping with the traditional feel while giving it clean lines and making it more obvious that the narthex is the main entry. The overall result is a warm, inclusive, and inviting space for current church members and future guests to be welcomed into.
Location: Gretna, NE
Size: 1,038 SQ. FT.