Hayes Barton United Methodist Church - Family Life & Mission Center (The Well)
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Owner: Hayes Barton United Methodist Church
Lead Design Firm: Skinner Lamm & Highsmith
General Contractor: A Joint Venture of Brasfield & Gorrie LLC and J.M. Thompson Co.
Civil Engineer: CMS Engineering
Structural Engineer: Gardner & McDaniel Consulting Engineers
MEP Engineer: Progressive Design Collaborative LTD
Steel Contractor: Steelfab of Virginia Inc.

The three-story, 55,000-sq-ft expansion of the Hayes Barton United Methodist Church Family Life and Mission Center added 29 classrooms, 17 offices and 50 surface parking spaces. The design and construction of the building was particularly complicated, with eight floor levels, a five-stop elevator in a three-story facility and complex design features with four different construction types. The project also included demolition of approximately 34,000 sq ft of existing offices and preschool as well as detailed planning to ensure on-time deliveries to the tight site while minimizing disruption to neighbors and occupants. With the main church sanctuary and fellowship hall remaining active throughout the project, and construction work taking place adjacent to the main sanctuary, workers readily shifted daily construction activities to accommodate events.

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