HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH | NEW SANCTUARY; RENOVATION
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Upper Arlington approached WSA Studio with a concept to expand their existing sanctuary. After a master planning session, it was agreed that the best and most rewarding investment involved the design of a new sanctuary with the renovation of existing sanctuary space to accommodate fellowship needs. This addition would also make the church have a stronger community presence and a welcoming attitude towards worship. Circulation patterns in the church would also be addressed by the addition. The resulting addition is rich with articulation of the interior worship space, utilizing wood paneling and heavy timber framing to evoke an aesthetic that is reminiscent of their original sanctuary, yet allow the congregation to engage in a more modern fashion. The new sanctuary supports an infinite variety of worship settings through the use of pew chairs which mimick a pew system yet allow flexibility of placement. the south end of the new sanctuary supports a new, re-worked pipe organ and musical settings, and the north end of the sanctuary features a semi-circular apse which can also support music or special service concepts.