Owner

Church of Jesus

Location

Paramus, New Jersey

Total Area

16,000 sf

Scope

Addition to existing 17,500 sf church building.

Architectural and Interior Design Services including Programming, Preliminary Design through Construction Phases

Coordination of Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical & Fire Protection Engineering & cost estimating services.

Church of Jesus New Education Building Exterior View
Church of Jesus New Education Building Exterior View
Church of Jesus New Education Building Interior View

Church of Jesus New Educational Building Addition

Program

New addition to the existing church building, including 12 classrooms, a multi-purpose room, chapel, nursery, administrative offices, and a lounge area.

In response to the growing congregation's needs, RSA worked with the various user groups to generate a program that embraced the varied demands on the space.

Challenges

Maintaining the architectural context of the existing building

Unifying the architectural character between the existing building and the addition through scale, color, and materials to create a harmonious exterior

Planning and programming to accommodate various user group' requirements: assembly, educational, & administrative spaces

Incorporating green building elements by using various shading materials