Design for Innovation

FIRST UNITED METHODIST

CENTER OF THE COMMUNITY

This project was the result of a multiple-year implementation plan, where WSA Studio led the design committee through an initial master planning project. The master plan helped the church align their needs with their mission and initiated a 3-year capital campaign for growth. The final project includes a significant expansion including a renovated sanctuary and an additional multiple-purpose space for continued worship and church functions. Located in the heart of a small town in northeastern Ohio, this project considers its greater context while revitalizing an entire city block, and contributes significantly to the return of citizens to the community with the church as the center of activity.

QUICK FACTS

Year Completed: 2010
Location: New Philadelphia, Ohio
Client: First United Methodist Church
Square Footage: 14,000 SF
Consultants: SMBH, Metro CD
Construction Manager: Benchmark Construction