Construction is now complete on The Lodge, an expansion project for Hope Church in Richmond, Virginia. The groundbreaking took place on May 31, 2016, with construction completed at the end of August 2016.
The Lodge is a multi-purpose facility with a large gathering space and small break out rooms, designed primarily to support the growth of the church’s teen ministry programs as well as to facilitate community connections. Hope Church’s website (hopecentral.com/the-lodge) describes the facility as a place of quiet refuge, a place to belong and a place to grow. All these details were reflected in the design of the building.
St. Cloud Window understood the architect’s objective of creating interior spaces that blend almost seamlessly with the lush exterior environment. Narrow sightlines offer maximum glass area and minimum frame, providing panoramic views and an abundance of daylight while discreet muntin patterns contribute to the essential character of the architectural design.
St. Cloud Window President Casey Mahon commented that “the 2500 Series windows and terrace doors are a beautiful expression of form matching function. It seemed to us the architect’s intent was to create a thoroughly modern facility with the most advanced performance attributes but expressed in a structure that nestles unobtrusively into the surrounding landscape and welcomes in all that natural beauty.”
The Lodge’s architectural design complements the main structure of Hope Church with a modified post and beam GeoBarns building (geobarns.com). GeoBarns founder George Abetti uses a unique architectural engineering configuration which includes a basic post and beam design coupled with open truss diagonal framing to achieve a combination of strength, versatility, and beauty. The building process is like an Amish barn raising. Abetti explains, “We invite all our clients to be part of our crew. Each one is a work of art.” The style and beauty are apparent in the building of the Lodge.
About St. Cloud Window Inc.
Founded in 1952, St. Cloud Window is a national leader in high-performance aluminum window, door, and curtain wall products with particular emphasis on acoustic performance and historic replication. The company manufactures the finest custom made aluminum window and door products for new building construction, commercial window replacement, historic window replacement and projects where high-performance acoustic attenuation sets the standard. St. Cloud Window is a woman-owned business with over 60 years trusted experience. For more information visit call 800.383.9311.