Shadyside Presbyterian Church, located in the heart of the Shadyside section of Pittsburgh, was in need of a major renovation to its facilities. The aging building was a hodgepodge of past additions which lacked flow and ample gathering space for its parishioners.
This competitively bid 5 phase project included the renovations to all areas of the building with the exception of the main Sanctuary. The scope included office renovation, enclosing the existing exterior Cloister and Atrium, stair tower and ADA access additions, converting the Gym to a Parish Hall and Renovations to the Nursery School.
Acting as the General Contractor, Volpatt Construction self-performed a significant amount of the work on this project, including demolition, rough carpentry, finish carpentry, doors and hardware, drywall and framing, acoustic ceilings, and installation of division 10 items.
As the Design Professional, CFB Architects envisioned a plan that made better use of space for offices, enclosed the existing exterior Cloister and Atrium, added a new stair tower and ADA access to both floors, changed the gym to a Parish Hall and added life to the Church’s Nursery School. They saw the existing Chapel in need of intricate stenciling and more appropriate flooring. And they wanted the gymnasium’s stage to be lowered and enclosed with a large glass partition to provide additional classroom space and allow more natural light into the Parish Hall.
2011 MBA Building Excellence Award Winner: Excellence in Craftsmanship – Interior
Delivery Method: General Contractor
Project Value: $4.9 Million
Architect: CFB Architects
Construction Type: Renovation
Owner: Shadyside Presbyterian Church