Grace Redeemer Church in Glen Rock, New Jersey retained LAN Associates to move their entire congregation from Teaneck to a new facility in Glen Rock. LAN converted a 50,000 sf former computer data center into a new church. The building was partially gutted to create a new 400-seat sanctuary with a considerable number of support spaces including a social hall, offices, and youth recreation area.
The relocation to the newly renovated space fundamentally altered the church’s dynamic. Upon entering, worshippers are welcomed into Fellowship Hall, a large gathering room where parishioners can congregate before and after services. This design was a deliberate attempt to encourage socialization among church members. To that end, the large open space hosts a variety of rearrangeable furniture including soft seating and high and low social tables. Beyond the finishes, the Hall has an inviting atmosphere with large windows that provide ample daylight as Fellowship Hall leads guests to the new sanctuary.
The sanctuary was designed with a modern aesthetic that includes tones of grey and warm wood flooring. In the rear of the sanctuary, an open space IT booth holds controls for technology, stage performances, and overhead lighting.
Next to the Sanctuary is The Cornerstone Room which handles overflow from the Sanctuary and functions as an independent space to hold celebrations and classes. Additional classroom space for Pre-K was provided as well as a youth recreation area, administrative space, other support areas, and storage space. In addition to the interior renovations, LAN provided HVAC, electrical and plumbing upgrades.
Grace Redeemer Church
Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Land Use