J. Latavish, AIA Architect
St. Margaret of Scotland Episcopal Church
Margaret of Scotland plans to expand and renovate the existing Mission
Church facilities located in Sarasota just east of I-75. Plans include
a new Church, to be attached to the existing structure. The new Church
entrance will be at the West end of the complex, with an open and inviting
glass entrance facing North, towards State Road 72.
The cross and Narthex can be illuminated at night to serve as a lantern to all that pass by. A side entrance extending out to the side driveway will allow parishioners to use a covered entrance during inclement weather.
The exterior of the existing building will also receive a facelift, consisting of a clean and new metal roof, a new coat of paint in new colors, and block privacy walls to screen all air-conditioning and pump equipment from view. The facades are intended to combine traditional elements of Church design with contemporary forms using economical yet durable construction materials.
The site will be developed to add 50 more parking spaces, with improved site drainage and a driveway added to continue around the perimeter of the buildings. Landscaping will also be added to comply with County standards, and to develop a courtyard and Memorial Garden behind the Church.
The new Church building will comfortably seat a congregation of 300 in a new Nave with a vaulted wood ceiling and generous daylighting provided by large windows along the side aisles and above the altar. The new additions will include a Library, Family Room, Sacristy, and Chapel.
The existing Church building will be renovated into a Parish Hall, the existing Kitchen will be expanded and completely refurbished, and the Administrative areas will be expanded and refinished with new carpet and ceiling tile.
This expansion and remodeling project will create a complete and renewed St. Margaret of Scotland Episcopal Church.
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