Campus Space Renovations
December 1, 2017
General Contractor AP Thomas started construction Monday, November 27! Renovation Committee members are meeting with the Contractor and Architect weekly to review progress. The current construction schedule shows completion on February 28, 2018.
Initial Construction Activities
- Sanctuary - Add expansion control joints to the ceiling panels
- Multi-purpose room - Demolition of existing walls and ceiling panels
- Courtyard bathrooms - Demolition of existing finishes
The Campus Space Renovation Committee is reviewing samples from church chair makers to determine which type will be best for our sanctuary. The chairs will be placed in the front row on each side of the altar. We are also reviewing sample upholstery swatches and wood finishes. Once we have made a final decision on the chair type and upholstery, we will place an order for 30 chairs. It will take 90 to 120 days to make and deliver the chairs.
- The County has issued our building permits and construction started November 27
- The asbestos abatement of the church building is completed
- Demolition is taking place to prepare for the new construction
Questions and Answers
Q. Why wasn’t the project planned to be completed during the three months of summer vacation?
A. The renovation was planned to be completed during summer vacation, 2017. Our original start date was June 15, 2017, right after the close of school. The Architect and Contractor both thought our schedule was reasonable, including permitting. We moved the pews into Johnstone Hall to be ready for the construction commencement. Unfortunately, permitting took much, much longer than anyone expected. We did not move back into the sanctuary building during the delay because the Day School requested that we remove the asbestos before the students returned for the start of the new school year. After the asbestos abatement, we could not move back into the church building pending permitting completion because the abatement removed ceiling, flooring, and wall finishes.
Conceptual Design and Site Plans
Thank you again to all in the parish who have helped us to grow, plan, and fund the Campus Space Renovation program. It will dramatically transform St. Michael’s church buildings with important upgrades. Please join me in strongly supporting this program to invest in ourselves, improve our educational facilities, and transform St. Michaels’ worship space in a dramatic and effective way.
Chair, Campus Space Renovation Committee
Chair: Doug Davy, Members: Bryan Barry, Jim Cole, Dave Decker, Polly Dodds, Tina Ferriot, Allison Flower, Dick Pryor, Suzanne Phinney, Michael Walker
Town Hall Meetings
Advisory Group Meetings