Immaculate Conception Church Parish Hall, Traverse City, MI 1996
New 7,000 SF parish hall addition to an existing Catholic church (with Cornwell Callahan Architects). The design includes a vaulted, overhead cupola-lit, 3,000 SF hall space, with supporting smaller meeting spaces, kitchen, atrium, offices, and circulation spaces.
Grace Episcopal Church Code Analysis, Traverse City, MI 1996
Building code compliance review for an existing church building located near downtown Traverse City. The resulting report provided a summary of the building’s current code compliance status and offered suggestions for selective alterations toward improved compliance.
Liturgical Furnishings for Immaculate Conception Church, Traverse City, MI 1996
New marble ambo designed for the existing sanctuary. The design re-utilizes cream-colored marble slabs removed in the mid-nineteen seventies from the church’s original sanctuary and side chapels.
Addition to United Methodist Church, Charlevoix, MI 1996-7 [with Peninsula Construction]
New 4,700 SF (on ground floor, plus partial basement level) fellowship hall and multi-purpose addition to an existing church in Charlevoix, Michigan. The design includes classrooms, offices, conference rooms, kitchen, refreshment area, toilet and shower rooms in addition to a large, basement level gathering space and ground floor level fellowship hall opening into the existing main sanctuary space.
Liturgical Furnishings for Sacred Heart Parish, Notre Dame, IN 1997
New wood processional cross and base designed and constructed (with Laurence Skendzel, wood turner) for use in Sacred Heart Parish church on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.
Cedar Run Eye Center Meditation Chapel, Traverse City, MI 1997
Design for a small chapel in a new ophthalmology clinic in Traverse City. The design incorporates byzantine-inspired geometric design and color with a vaulted ceiling and niches for the placement of devotional images and icons.
Friends of the Light Meeting House, Traverse City, MI 1997
New exterior entrance porches and steps for an existing historical Quaker church located in the Central Neighborhood in Traverse City.
Immaculate Conception Church Liturgical Alterations, Traverse City, MI 2000
Alternate proposed schematic designs for the addition of a small chapel for reservation of the Holy Eucharist and interior alterations to the existing sanctuary, narthex, and baptistery spaces at Immaculate Conception Catholic church (project not built).
St. Mary’s Church, Hannah, MI 2002-3
Architectural and site design for an improved, covered, main entrance to the existing Catholic church building in Hannah, Michigan.
St. Joseph the Worker Church Addition and Alterations, Beal City, MI 2003
Technical consulting for a new gathering space and baptistery addition with new church entrance for an existing Catholic church in the diocese of Saginaw, Michigan (with Richmond Architects, Traverse City, MI).
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Traverse City, MI 2003
New 5,440 SF octagonal church building design, liturgical furnishings design, and site planning for the congregation’s existing site located near Traverse City, Michigan (project not built).
Liturgical Furnishings for Faith Church, Sharpsburg, GA 2003
Design of an altar, ambo, baptismal font, and candle stands for a new Lutheran church building in Sharpsburg, Georgia.
Additions and Alterations for St. Ann Parish Church, Frankfort, MI 2004
5,000 SF church building addition, including a new church entrance, gathering space, baptistery, sanctuary, and expanded fellowship hall for an existing Catholic church in Frankfort, MI. The project also included a new reconciliation room, Pastor’s office, kitchen, storage, mechanical room, and related support spaces.
St. Clare Chapel, St. Francis High School, Traverse City, MI 2005
New 50 seat chapel within the existing St. Francis High School building. The chapel was designed for small group worship and private devotion, and includes a custom-designed wood altar and ambo.
Immaculate Conception Church Balcony Alterations, Traverse City, MI 2006
Architectural design services for alterations to the balcony within an existing Catholic church in Traverse City. Improvements were made to the plan layout as well as to the vertical riser design to facilitate the liturgical function and acoustic characteristics of organ, voice, and bell choir.
Sacred Heart Church Entrance and Church Interior Alterations, Gladwin, MI 2009-2011
Architectural design for selective demolition and a new, gable-roofed entrance to an existing Catholic church building in the diocese of Saginaw, Michigan. Schematic architectural designs were also proposed for interior alterations to the existing church nave and sanctuary.
Family Monument and Headstones, 2009
Designs for a family cemetery monument and individual headstones for the Skendzel family of Traverse City, Michigan. The monuments are designed to be cut from granite and feature Christian symbols and text from the Gospel of St. John and the writings of Pope Benedict XVI (project not built).
Immaculate Conception Church Sanctuary Alterations, Traverse City, MI 2010
Design for proposed interior alterations to the existing sanctuary at an existing Catholic church, consisting of renaissance-themed fine wood paneling and altar backdrop (project not built).
Friends of the Light Meeting House, Traverse City, MI 2010
Architectural design for a new building entrance and wheelchair platform lift addition, and interior alterations made for the purpose of improving barrier-free accessibility to and within an existing historical Quaker church located in the Central Neighborhood in Traverse City.
Massmann Studios, Tyrone, GA 2010
Liturgical furnishings design for a new altar. Crafted from a solid wood base with mortise-and-tenon joints and a travertine top, the 6 foot by 3 foot altar evokes religious symbolism through cruciform details and traditional craftsmanship.
First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lake Geneva, WI 2010-11 (for Massmann Studios)
Architectural design for alterations to the sanctuary, gathering, and fellowship areas of an existing historic church building (originally designed by noted church architect, Charles Stade, and built in 1962), as well as a building addition to house offices, meeting rooms, as well as improved toilet facilities.
St. Matthew Catholic Church, Boyne City, MI 2011
Architectural and liturgical furnishings schematic design for the sanctuary renovation of an existing, 450 seat church. The design included a reredos screen wall, altar, and ambo design, reflecting the architectural character of the church.
St. Augustine Catholic Church, Boyne Falls, MI 2011
Schematic architectural design for a new covered canopy entrance, and gathering for an existing, 300 seat church building. The design also proposed significant alterations to the existing nave and sanctuary, including relocation of the sanctuary, and design of new liturgical furnishings (altar and ambo) as well as a wood paneled reredos wall, and baldachin (ciborium) above.
Shining Mountains Lutheran Church, Bozeman, MT 2011-12 (for Massmann Studios)
Site master planning studies and architectural design for proposed new church building seating 200, with phase-II expansion plans for seating an additional 100 persons. The design took into consideration aspects of the site/community context as well as issues of liturgical function, hospitality, future expandability, and economy of construction.
Resurrection Lutheran Church, Maumee, OH 2011-13 (for Massmann Studios)
Architectural and liturgical furnishings design for the renovation of an existing sanctuary seating approximately 200 persons. The project involved selective demolition and new construction, with an emphasis on the interior worship environment: its liturgical function, spatial arrangement, proportions, symbolism, materials and finishes. Acoustical analysis and design recommendations were provided by Scott R. Riedel & Associates, Ltd., Milwaukee, WI.
Trinity Lutheran Church, Waukesha, WI 2011-13 (for Massmann Studios)
Architectural and liturgical furnishings design for a new bell tower, church entry, and chapel within an existing, 600 seat church facility. the renovation of an existing sanctuary seating approximately 200 persons. The project involved selective demolition and new construction of a 100 foot tall tower, with a new, attached, covered entrance canopy.
Hosanna Lutheran Church, Monclova, OH 2011-13 (for Massmann Studios)
Site planning and architectural design for a 5,400 SF addition to an existing church building. The new addition includes an improved building entrance, narthex, and 190 seat sanctuary. The renovated existing church sanctuary will serve as a new fellowship hall, with expanded kitchen and lower level meeting and storage space.
Trinity Lutheran Church, Minocqua, WI 2011-13 (for Massmann Studios)
Architectural design for a 3,200 SF addition to an existing 320 seat church building. The new addition includes a new church entrance, with exterior covered canopy, and an expanded gathering and meeting area. Renovations to the existing church sanctuary are also included, as well as improvements to the church narthex, fellowship hall, coat room. and toilet facilities.
Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Moncks Corner, SC 2012-13 (for Massmann Studios)
Architectural design for a 10,000 SF, 232 seat church building. The new church includes a large gathering space, kitchen, and classrooms. Also included is an 86 foot high, free-standing bell tower. The project includes extensive site improvements including driveways, parking areas, landscaped courts and gardens.
Redeemer Lutheran Church, Mandan, ND 2012-13 (for Massmann Studios)
Architectural design for a 10,200 SF addition to an existing church building. The addition includes a new sanctuary with seating for 288, as well as a gathering space, coffee area, nursery and cry rooms. Support spaces include a sacristy, offices, and rooms for storage and maintenance. The lower level of the addition is slated for future classrooms. The existing sanctuary will be used as a new fellowship hall, with new classrooms proposed for the existing basement space.
Immaculate Conception Church Baptismal Font, Traverse City, MI 2013
Design for a new cast stone and steel baptismal font base and surround for an existing Catholic church. Also included were matching railings defining the baptistery area.
Crown of Life Lutheran Church, Hubertus, WI 2013 (for Massmann Studios)
Liturgical furnishings design for the chancel of a new Lutheran church in Hubertus, Wisconsin. Pieces designed (and fabricated by Massmann Studios) include an altar, ambo, baptismal font, presider’s chair, side tables, candle stands, processional cross stand, and advent wreath/candle stand.
Synod Headquarters Chapel, Waukesha, WI 2013 (for Massmann Studios)
Liturgical furnishings design for a 50-seat chapel located in the administration building of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Pieces designed (and fabricated by Massmann Studios) include an altar, pulpit, baptismal font, wood paneled wainscoting and reredos wall.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Midland, MI 2013-14 (for Massmann Studios)
Architectural design for a 3,670 SF addition to an existing Lutheran church building in Midland, Michigan. The new work includes an enlarged sanctuary (seating 246, plus an optional balcony), a large gathering space, balcony stair tower, music area, new building entrance, improved toilet facilities and offices. The project also includes site alterations, including an enlarged parking area, courtyard, and enhanced landscaping features.