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College Wesleyan Church, Marion, Ind.

Located on the College Wesleyan campus the 63,955-square-foot (5,941-m2) church has a large two-story-high rotunda-style entry; a 1,200-seat main sanctuary area; 400-seat multi-ministry area for athletics; full-service kitchen; café; church offices; 150-seat chapel; and many large classrooms. The facility was also designed to be used in conjunction with college activities as needed.


The building was designed to blend in with the high-profile modern college campus buildings that have incorporated the use o standing-seam metal roofs on several occasions.Using metal roofing on the church was a natural choice since it lends itself to be used on highly visible roofs and performs well for extended periods of time while adding color and flexibility to the building design. Metal is used as a main architectural feature on the church entryways to show the solid state of the building in the community.


MBCI supplied 7,900 square feet (734 m2) of its mechanically field seamed BattenLok standing-seam roof system and more than 5,000 square feet (465 m2) of its snap-together LokSeam roof system. The 24-gauge Galvalume panels were coated in MBCI Signature 300 Series (PVDF) in Colonial Red.


General contractor/installer: McKnight Development Corp., Grove City, Ohio

Architect: McKnight-Hostermann, Grove City

Metal roof panels: MBCI, Houston,