The new addition and renovations to St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church allows the church to meet the needs of its rapidly expanding day care and latchkey programs for children as well as meet the growing needs of its Christian education programs and fellowship activities.
The new 16,000 plus square footage addition contains eight classrooms, a music room, a day care office, women’s and men’s toilets, and an elevator to access both new floors and unfinished space for the future Parish Hall and kitchen facilities.
The renovation to the lower level consists of a new corridor connecting the new building to the old, and defines the current Parish Hall, which in the future, will be turned into additional classroom/Sunday school space. The main level renovation upgrades six offices, a men’s toilet and provides three new rooms for adult study, a library and a larger Sacristy.
The exterior of the new facility was designed to blend with the existing church and Sunday school wing. A low profile addition was added that will become the new Parish Hall in the future. The facade of split face block along with a backlit stainless steel cross adds dramatic aesthetics to the west elevation.