Renovation and construction of inspirational spaces requires a care and respect that is highly valued at Snyder Hoffman.
Some of our most uniquely challenging and beautiful projects have been houses of worship. We are acutely sensitive to the budgetary and time constraints of all of our projects, and this awareness extends into our work on these fundamentally important community structures.
This unique facility encompasses an entire campus including an Education Center, Ministry Offices, and a Church for a total of approximately 92,000 square feet. The Education Center consisted of classrooms, science laboratories, art, music, library, cafeteria, kitchen, and a gymnasium. Snyder Hoffman focused on the owner’s vision for the space by designing MEP systems that integrated into the spaces without sacrificing functionality. The HVAC systems included an air cooled chiller for cooling, hot water boilers for heating, and modular air handlers with underground ductwork. In addition to power and lighting electrical system design included motorized shades, audio controls, and lighting controls.
The project included construction of a new 41,000 square foot place of worship. Spaces included a Nave, Narthex, Chapel, and support spaces. Snyder Hoffman collaborated with the Architect to integrate the buildings MEP systems into the finish spaces to maintain appearance without sacrificing functionality. Examples of this integration include underground air distribution and sprinkler piping seamlessly meshed into the appearance of the roof structure. In addition to lighting and power for the entire facility sound systems and lighting controls were designed for the areas of worship.
Snyder Hoffman partnered with KCBA Architects to design a new church, chapel and support facility for the church of Saints Simon and Jude in West Chester, PA. The chapel boasts a beautiful, open air design and can seat over 1000 parishioners. Due to the open construction, acoustical considerations were addressed through the intelligent design of the HVAC systems.