This project was brought about by the congregation of Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church trying to preserve its history and home, while reducing their financial burden. Adding loft units to this structure brought in revenue that allowed the church to maintain its structure as well as its community service.
We converted the old chapel into multi level units that revealed the wood truss that have been concealed since the 70’s. We restored a parlor, added two-story loft units to the gymnasium, added handicapped accessibility where the church was not previously accessible, opened up the potential for weddings and receptions, and so much more.
In addition, each loft has its own variation on the theme, some incorporating the old bowling alley lanes into the flooring, while others showcase the repurposed fireplaces and stained-glass windows.
Winner of the Preservation League of New York State, Excellence in Historic Preservation Award 2014
Finalist for 2015 Brick by Brick Awards, Best Multi-Residential
Winner of the Preservation Buffalo Niagara, Outstanding Project Award 2016