Orchard Park Presbyterian Church

New Parish Center

The Orchard Park Presbyterian Church project, located in Orchard Park, NY, was a realization of a carefully considered master plan designed for the church campus and facilities. Aspects such as vehicular and pedestrian safety and circulation, parking, entrance experience, gathering experience, educational and administrative needs were evaluated. The plan resulted in demolition of an existing residential structure, construction of a new administrative wing and porte cochere, and interior and exterior renovations to the original church worship space and educational facilities. The original church's worship space became a new multi-purpose gathering venue. It's original barrel vaulted ceiling, that had for years, been covered by a suspended ceiling was rediscovered and highlighted as a central focal point. It serves as the culmination of a reinvented and dynamic entrance experience leading the congregation to the main worship space.