The Project that Rose from the Ashes

Hello again!


In March of 2020, an electrical fire broke out at the Glenn Dale United Methodist Church. It blackened the walls and ceiling and charred the carpet in the sanctuary.

The Church Leadership, with whom we began work on Historic Perkins Chapel in 2012, was quick to reach out to us for help with repairs to the fire damaged area. The project evolved to include a remodel of additional common areas.


 Click Here to See the Project

A Collaborative Planning Effort

For this project, we collaborated with the Church Leadership to create a plan that not only addressed the fire damage but included much needed updates and repairs to the church kitchen and hallways.

 We created and presented intentional designs that paid homage to church’s beloved space while modernizing it with more sustainable elements.

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The fire damage was isolated to this corner, but affected the walls, ceiling, and wall to wall carpet of the sanctuary.

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The updated sanctuary now features low maintenance carpet tiles made from recycled contents, non toxic paints, and adhesives.

We approached this project holistically to create a more unified and cohesive space between the sanctuary, the kitchen, and common areas. Every detail was thoughtfully selected with sustainability and longevity in mind. The end result came together in a way that is both beautiful and functional.

We’re thrilled to share the finished project with you today!


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