What began as a simple and elegant        A-frame church building in the 1950s had become a disorganized collection of renovations and additions. The initial program brief was to renovate and add gathering space for the congregation but given the fixed budget constraints a more creative solution was needed. The ambition of our design solution was to return a sense of simplicity and elegance to this modest project. By reversing the orientation of the Sanctuary and retaining the original church interior we were able to simplify the circulation pattern, provide a central gathering space, and construct a new church hall and kitchen within the existing building footprint and within the strict constraints of the congregation’s building fund.