TRINITY UNITED CHURCH, Wallaceburg-Ontario, Canada – in 1978, Trinity United Church suffered a devastating fire which totally destroyed their facility. Dimensional Dynamics aided this church with choosing a site for their new facility within the City limits which afforded them the use of many public and private parking facilities within a two-block radius. Dimensional Dynamics then worked with Trinity United in writing of a program of space needs and in laying out a design that would offer them weekly on-site parking and a flexible functional facility that would meet the ministry needs but also address the church’s desire for low energy consumption. This energy reduction was primarily accomplished with higher R-factors in the walls ans ceilings and zoned heating based on the programs use; insulated window shutters; double glazing of the exterior windows and entrance vestibules. Finally, when architectural services were need in the preparation of construction documents, Dimensional Dynamics worked to associate as the designer with a local architect, James H. Jordan, located in Chatham, Ontario. When completed, the church stated in a letter to our Founder, L. Gordon Bucy: “Thanks to your help, and God’s blessing, we have a church building in which we have great pride and still have money left over in the bank! We could not have expected such good fortune in the normal course of events.” Please enjoy taking a look at this project constructed in 1980.
THROWBACK THURSDAY – 1980
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