Client: Bethel United Methodist Church
Warrenton, Virginia

A Methodist Church campus consisted of a historic stone sanctuary, a two story stucco Sunday school building, and a covered outdoor pavilion, all detached and at different levels. A contemporary addition was designed connecting the three structures horizontally and vertically by using an elevator with four stops within fourteen feet. The new building includes a new entry and coat closet, large function room with adjacent kitchen, and new men’s and women’s restrooms on the main floor. A pastor’s and church secretary’s offices are on the second floor. A major design element is the continuous run of skylights connecting the new addition to the stone sanctuary providing the now interior stained glass windows and stone walls with a continuous wash of daylight.