Photos: Dan Lenore

Saint Andrew’s

The natural cedar shingle and local fieldstone structure houses a 200-seat interior and preserves the scale in a residential neighborhood. The simple exterior and interior architectural detailing makes a statement of strength, with wood trusses that cross at each bay and reinforce the main axis of the church. In this cruciform design marked by a strong center aisle, the altar becomes a raised island surrounded by a rail that opens at the center. Wooden pews delineate the interior space, and hanging light fixtures add a sturdy modern aesthetic.

  • Dormers along the nave fill in spaces between trusses
  • Curved metal roof entrance
  • Vaulted ceilings and dormers
  • Broad perimeter windows
  • Altar’s cross at the root screen separates the choir from the nave
  • Circular rose window crowns the pipe organ