Living Our Legacy: Construction News

Look here for periodic construction updates. Questions? Contact Laura Zabaski, Parish Administrative Officer | 615-385-2150 x 242 or laura.zabaski@stgeorgesnashville.org.

Construction Update 

Nave work is currently focused on improving acoustics and crews are hanging drywall. Demolition in the ground floor area adjacent to the kindergarten is almost complete and structural steel erection on the second floor above the kindergarten is well underway. Finally, the courtyard located between the Nave and the Gathering Space is being renovated. The existing pavers will be removed, leveled and reinstalled along with new landscaping.

Building Committee Update

May 7, 2020

Good afternoon all, 

I hope this message finds you in good health—and now I should add that I hope you have power!

We have made an amazing amount of progress with construction in full swing on virtually every aspect of the project.

  • Block work on Legacy Hall was completed in April. The roof trusses arrived and were installed. Watch the video of the installation of the last of the roof trusses. The video begins to communicate the first images of the interior design we will all experience in Legacy Hall. Many thanks to Gerry Senechal and his drone for the footage. 
  • The binder coat of asphalt was put down in early April and landscaping in the parking areas is largely complete. The irrigation to these areas is fully operational.
  • Demolition in the ground floor area adjacent to the kindergarten is almost complete and structural steel erection on the second floor above the kindergarten is well underway.
  • The courtyard located between the Nave and the Gathering Space is being renovated. The existing pavers will be removed, leveled and reinstalled along with new landscaping. 

Work in the Nave got underway on Monday, April 13, and progress has been dramatic.

  • All pews have been disassembled and removed for refinishing. Check out the time lapse video of this work you might enjoy - also on this page.
  • The work that is taking place in the Nave is centered around three main areas: 1) improvements to achieve better acoustics in the space; 2) remodeling of the Chancel; and 3) remodeling of the Baptistry area.
  • The acoustical work includes the addition of layers of drywall to almost all surfaces in the Nave. The science behind the added layers of drywall is above my pay grade—but coupled with added acoustical panels, the resulting space will have dramatically improved acoustics for our new organ and the relocation of the choir to the front of the remodeled Chancel area.
  • The remodeling of the Chancel area will be one of the more dramatic physical changes to the Nave. I want to restate what Fr. Spruill has communicated in a recent issue of The Shield. These improvements are not being undertaken as merely a redecorating of the space, instead they are intended to “enhance the emotional and physical connectivity of the entire room.” The demolition work in the Chancel area is now largely complete and the work on the rebuilding of this area is underway.
  • Lastly, demolition work at the rear of the Nave to accommodate a new Baptistry is complete. Work in this area will involve a new, permanent baptismal font to be located a bit closer to the Chancel to allow adequate space for families to gather around the font during baptisms. It’s location at the head of the main aisle is intended to remind us as we enter the Nave for each service that our Christian journey begins with baptism.

I hope each of you continue to be safe and healthy. Along with the clergy, I look forward to worshiping with you in person soon!

Sincerely,

Cam Sorenson, Chair
Building Committee

 

 

 


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