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First United Methodist Church First United Methodist Church - Lancaster, PA - Addition/Renovation First United Methodist Church - Lancaster, PA - Addition/Renovation First United Methodist Church - Lancaster, PA - Addition/Renovation First United Methodist Church - Lancaster, PA - Addition/Renovation First United Methodist Church - Lancaster, PA - Addition/Renovation First United Methodist Church - Lancaster, PA - Addition/Renovation First United Methodist Church - Lancaster, PA - Addition/Renovation
First United Methodist Church
First United Methodist Church - Lancaster, PA - Addition/Renovation First United Methodist Church - Lancaster, PA - Addition/Renovation First United Methodist Church - Lancaster, PA - Addition/Renovation

First United Methodist Church, Urban Church Construction

Owner: First United Methodist Church
Location: Lancaster, PA
Architect: Cornerstone Design Architects

First United Methodist Church selected Horst Construction to build a 3-story Celebration Center. The addition was comprised of a multi-purpose room to accommodate a family life center, gymnasium, and worship space, as well as classrooms, a commercial kitchen, offices, and library. The project also included extensive renovation of the existing facility, which had experienced multiple additions since the church’s original constructed in 1893!

Project Delivery Method

  • Design-Build

Project Type

  • Addition and Renovation

Project Size

  • 64,000 square feet

Services

  • Preconstruction
  • Value Engineering
  • Cost Management
  • Project Management

Features

  • Multi-purpose room – family life center, gymnasium, and worship space
  • Classrooms
  • Commercial Kitchen
  • Offices
  • Library

Challenges

  • The project was challenging due to a very tight urban site and the need to keep the building and parking operational throughout construction.
  • The church continued operations of the pre-school program and the church’s full activity schedule throughout the 16-month project.
  • Horst has to re-construct the underground primary power supply while keeping the church in operation.

Awards

  • ABC Keystone Excellence in Construction – Award of Merit