First Congregational Church | First Congregational Church, UCC

The design direction of the church, originally built in the early 1900’s, was determined by its history and relationship with the surround community. It also needed to respect the simplicity and grace of the church’s East Coast origins as meeting houses, as well as the congregation’s ties to the existing traditional structure. Details such as unadorned wall planes, wood trim, and generous use of natural light allow the architecture to maintain a refined, but uncomplicated look. The new worship space was designed in a semicircle configuration to give the members a sense of connection with each other and the chancel. The bell tower was located at the site’s entry point to establish the church’s presence as part of the neighborhood.