Project Description

St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church

St John’s in  Lambertville, NJ was facing multiple maintenance problems, rapidly deteriorating stained glass windows, difficult access for handicap parishioners, leaking roof, marginal lighting,  and a general need of updating.  Inside Architecture, working closely with St Johns,  developed a “road map” for their renovation.  The first step was to investigate and provide an analysis of their existing conditions.  Inside Architecture developed a needs and priorities assessment, target budget, and implementation schedule. Inside Architecture also provided assistance with the fundraising presentations and communications.

The Sanctuary was closed during the extensive renovations.  The stained glass was carefully removed and restored.  New lighting was designed, mockups tested, approved and installed.  The entire Sanctuary was painted, including new gold leaf.  An intimate chapel area was created within the Sanctuary.   The pews were removed for new wood and stone floor installation.  Compatible with the historic masonry exterior, a new barrier free ramp is now in place.  A beautiful feature of the renovation is a a new mural was painted on the arch framing the altar.  

To showcase the renovated Sanctuary, Inside Architecture designed custom entry doors of wood and glass.

By working closely with our client from project inception to completion, Inside Architecture was able to help St Johns streamline their project planning, design, and construction.