Why would the largest Presbyterian Church in New England hire Dennis Kowal Architects?
The DKA expansion and “prayer tower” above bridges the two existing church buildings to the left and right and creates an organic link with the beautiful New England site and distant shores beyond.
Church Architects from five states were invited to show their best projects but it was the work and approach of Dennis Kowal Architects that caught the attention of the Noroton Presbyterian Church. Nestled in one of the wealthiest communities in the United States, this modern church with very historic roots needed to update and expand to support their bursting ministries. Pastor Sam Schreiner is often heard saying “we are an over performing church in an under-performing building”. The Kowal Design team transformed and expanded the existing facility to include a new Teen Center, Fellowship Hall, Bookstore, Worship Space, Practice Space, Daycare, Offices and Prayer Tower.
The fifteen million dollar project still requires final approvals and fundraising, but congregational reaction has been very promising so far. Why was this New Jersey firm brought into the project? “The DKA team has demonstrated that they listen to their clients, use creativity to solve complicated problems, definitely understand how ministry works, and create beautiful spaces with a watchful eye on the budget.”