LifeChange Community Church, Dorr, Mich.

Photo: Jeff Tippett, Tippett Photo

To expand LifeChange Community Church, Elevate Studio designed a metal building system, lean-to and connecting corridor that connect it to two existing buildings. The expansion added 12,210 square feet to the existing church building.

The scope of work included development of a 5 1/2-acre site, new sanctuary, lobby, restrooms, coffee area, 90-stall parking lot, retention pond, site utilities, septic field and landscaping.

The metal building system has a low-slope roof with an off-center peak, and the connecting lean-to building has a low, single-slope roof. The two metal roofs are dark gray metal and have internal gutters. Pioneer Construction erected Varco Pruden Buildings’ Rigid Frame metal building system and preengineered lean-to building, and installed Varco Pruden Buildings’ SSR standing seam roof system in Zinc Grey.

Connecting the lean-to building directly to the existing buildings, EV Construction Co., general contractor for the project, built a connecting corridor building with conventional steel and a rubber membrane roof. EV Construction also built an entrance with conventional steel and a rubber membrane roof.

The exterior walls of the building are broken up with alternating blocks of white and light gray insulated metal panels (IMPs). Pioneer Construction installed Kingspan Insulated Panels Inc.’s IMPs in Ascot White and Dove Grey. The project won Varco Pruden Building’s 2020 Hall of Fame Award in the Churches category.