New Elevator and HVAC Equipment for an
sanctuary of this grand Victorian Church, which is graced with
original Tiffany stained glass windows, is located on the second floor
of the structure. Access to it has been from a grand stair hall at the front of
the Church, which was becoming more formidable with time for the
Churchís aging congregation. So
as not to prevent anyone from attending service the congregation felt
it was time to install an elevator.
They also needed to refurbish the broken air conditioning
Church sought Campbell Thomas & Co.ís expertise in dealing
sensitively with historic structures, to place the new
and equipment in the least obtrusive manner possible. To this end, CTC
located the elevator in-between the Church and its former rectory
making it virtually invisible from the exterior, yet conveniently
located close to the front main entrance to the Church.
With its consultants, CTC was able to place new air
conditioning and ductwork unobtrusively in the historic structure.
Church building committee came to CTC, in the middle of February, with
a very tight schedule.
They were anxious to have air conditioning in place by the
CTC worked with the congregation, the Contractor and local code
officials to accelerate the normal design and construction process so
that the Church could meet its goal to have air conditioning in by