FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Haverhill, Massachusetts – Founded in 1898 with only 23 members, First Presbyterian Church was originally located on Summer Street in Haverhill, MA but was destroyed in a severe fire in 1982. After sometime without a permanent church home, the congregation eventually purchased a new empty lot at the corner of Broadway and Carleton Streets. It was then that they contacted Dimensional Dynamics to aid them in preparing a Master Plan for the site and in guiding them through the construction of both Phases One in 1986, and Two in 2002, of their new facility.
1986 MASTER PLAN – RENDERING
2002 REVISED MASTER PLAN – SITE PLAN
2002 REVISED MASTER PLAN – MAIN LEVEL
2002 REVISED MASTER PLAN – UPPER LEVEL
2002 REVISED MASTER PLAN – ELEVATIONS
PHASE ONE SACTUARY CONSTRUCTION
PHASE ONE EXTERIOR – UNDER CONSTRUCTION
PHASE ONE COMPLETED EXTERIOR
PHASE TWO UNDER CONSTRUCTION – FELLOWSHIP HALL
PHASE TWO – COMPLETED EXTERIOR
COMPLETED FACILITY – CURRENT CONFIGURATION
STAINED GLASS WINDOW
THE BAPTIST TEMPLE, Bluebell, Pennsylvania – Also known as Grace Baptist Church of Bluebell, was founded in 1872 and was originally located in Center City Philadelphia. Their previous facility, located at the corner of Broad and Berks Streets still exists today and is now part of Temple University. As one of Dimensional Dynamics early projects, the relocation of this congregation to Skippack Pike in Bluebell happened in the early 1970s. The functional single story design gave this congregation the flexibility it needed to meet the many needs for multiple ministry programs on this site. Our Founding Partner, the Reverend L. Gordon Bucy, was pleased to be a part of the design and oversaw the construction of this incredible facility. It was in 1993, after his passing that I had the opportunity to first visit this church facility as I attended Gordon’s Memorial Service. A day I will always remember and church I will never forget. Please enjoy taking a look at this project constructed in 1975.
RENDERING OF PROPOSED CHURCH FACILITY
PROPOSED SITE PLAN
PROPOSED PHASE ONE
FLEXIBLE SEATING OPTIONS
CURRENT VIEW OF FACILITY
NARTHEX VIEW TOWARDS WORSHIP
WORSHIP SPACE AND CHOIR
NARTHEX VIEW TOWARDS WORSHIP
TAYLOR REAL ESTATE EXPERIENCE – Had a wonderful time with Doug and Jill Taylor sharing my experiences with the adaptive reuse of historic barns and carriage houses throughout Pennsylvania’s Chester and Delaware Counties. My specialized work with church facilities has given me the understanding of how to work with a variety of structures, styles and ages, and has given me the opportunity and knowledge on how to overcome the bewildering process of saving these historic resources. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dimdyn and remember to check out our webpage at www.dimdyn.com Watch my interview with the TAYLOR REAL ESTATE EXPERIENCE
Over the last forty-five years, Dimensional Dynamics has served churches across the United States with architectural and planning services to meet their ministry and facility needs. This is our main focus and purpose – to serve churches in an area where they are in their greatest need. It is rare for a church to have expertise in church facility design, in the preparation of construction documents, and in the administration of those documents during construction. In fact this is not what they are called to do; so when our founder Rev. L. Gordon Bucy found himself in the midst of three different building programs at the churches he served, he realized that it was not just the church who was lacking in this expertise, but also the local architects who did not know how churches function.
Churches are a unique blend of members, the Body of Christ with all its differences when done well, work together in unison and harmony for one purpose, to spread the good news of the Gospel. But when the focus comes off of their purpose for being, Continue Reading
It was in 1996 that my previous business partner, Gary Sharp, and I bought 455 Old Baltimore Pike in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania to be our new home for Dimensional Dynamics, Architects and Planners, Inc. The firm had been located since its founding in 1971 by Rev. L. Gordon Bucy, in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania with the exception of the three years we spent in the lower level of Gary’s home in Chadds Ford after the death of Gordon in 1993.
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