Lexington, Kentucky, 1965
In this limited-budget project, the congregation wanted a house of worship that related to the earth, to life around them rather than only to heaven. In the final project, the Church has continuous windows looking out to surrounding landscape. A window seat provides overflow seating for 50 people. Steel trusses minimize structure to enable the roof to “hover” over the congregation. For educational and other programs, the lower level has large windows and ease of access to the site. Black stain on a mass of cedar siding and white painted steel trusses give this suburban church a degree of regional identity.