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Church of Christ at Manor Woods
Design/Build Renovation & Expansion

Church of Christ at Manor Woods

Design/Build Renovation & Expansion

Waldon Studio Architects, now Michael Graves Architecture, worked with Gardiner & Gardiner Construction to execute this design-build, renovation and addition project. The site contains views towards a major thoroughfare about twenty-five [25] feet below the building grade. The extensive lobby renovation reimagines the character of the church, replacing a small, dark brick lobby, with an expansive, inviting glass lobby & cafe seating area, filled with natural light.

Beyond the lobby and cafe, other areas of the church interior underwent major renovations, including interior classrooms and youth education spaces, which were reconfigured to accommodate greater visual control and required new structural components to support a more expansive open plan layout. Other upgrades include a new grand staircase and elevator bay linking the upper and lower levels.

The existing structure consisted of several decades of renovations and additions, therefore the project and structural aspects of the renovation necessitated careful attention to detail and analysis by the design-build team. The site changes were kept to a minimum to avoid the need for a full storm water management plan. A linking hallway is cantilevered from the existing building providing greater access from the north sanctuary entry to the south fellowship hall entry.

Project Details

Project Market(s)

Worship

Project Service(s)

Architecture

Location

Rockville, MD

Size

16,000 SF

Completion Date

2016

Sector Leader

Ravi Waldon, AIA, LEED AP

rwaldon@michaelgraves.com

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