Bridging the Past with the Future

During the history of a church facility, over time the building may experience many renovation cycles. Usually, the most important aspect of these improvements is to preserve the character of the original structure, while updating the facility with modern technology enhancements. A case study example of this process is the recently completed addition and renovation project for 120-year-old Fort Hill Presbyterian Church in Clemson, SC.

Trehel provided preconstruction and construction services for the entire facility which included new construction and renovations. Since the current church buildings were constructed during three different time periods ranging from the 1930’s, 1960’s and the early 1990’s, great care was taken in both the design and construction phases to ensure the new renovations blended well with the existing structures. This complex multi-phase project involved creating new hallways, installation of an elevator and connector wing along with an elevated connector bridge to link multiple buildings and levels. All of the work was completed while persevering existing architectural elements of the structure along with integrating modern materials.

The project also featured renovations to the sanctuary, child development center, staff offices and youth activity areas.

Freeman and Major Architects of Greenville, SC provided architectural design services. Our Trehel construction project supervision team consisted of Adam Owens, Project Manager with Max Couch serving as Project Superintendent.