Religious and Venues

Christ Church Presbyterian, Atlanta

We are converting an existing three-story office building to a Church facility. A 3-story gallery is added to the south side, and 3-story office added to the east side. Existing building is a mixture of concrete frame and CMU bearing wall system, with concrete floor joist. At the east half of existing building, the third floor and roof are hollowed out to convert to a sanctuary.

Dad`s Garage

Stability provided engineering to convert this 12,000 sf former church building into a theater. For its new purpose, the theater was engineered to support stadium/tiered seating; roof trusses were modified to support lighting; and a new elevator shaft and pit were added.

First Baptist - Cumming, GA

Structural engineering and design for 600 Square foot drive under entrance canopy. The steel structure was designed as an inverted pendulum for lateral rigidity supported by a combined concrete footing.

Glen Haven Baptist Church

Structural steel is currently being set for this 56 foot high (excluding steeple) and 38,500 square foot church sanctuary and administrative complex in McDonough, Georgia. The large open central area and radial design of the building prevented conventional design, so the structural steel frame was designed using advanced 3D modeling with special moment connections and bracing to resist wind and earthquake loads. A 108 foot long and 22 foot high custom truss, supporting six 95 foot custom trusses arrayed around the radius point of the building, supports the roof of the sanctuary.

Honey Creek Woodlands Chapel

Stability provided engineering and consultation for a masonry and heavy timber chapel for the Honey Creek Woodlands area on the grounds of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia. The Chapel features a 40’ masonry tower and architecture and custom crafted masonry work by artisan and contractor Clay Chapman, utilizing old world techniques designed to be aesthetically pleasing as well as to last for many years. Honey Creek Woodlands is a conservation burial ground that offers spaces for natural burial and for cremated remains.

Monastery of the Holy Spirit

Renovation of existing 19th century barns and new visitor’s center design for the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, GA. The existing wood structure of the Big Barn required extensive non-destructive wood testing and resulting replacement and reinforcement due to powder-post beetle damage and water damage. The existing structure of the Historic Barn required a custom steel “web” reinforcement. The new Abbey Store, Monastic Center, and cloister feature custom wood roof trusses and custom storefronts.

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

Conversion of an existing, dilapidated retail building and the former home of a historic retail location since 1849. The new 350-seat performance venue was designed specifically for Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. The facility also houses practice space, education facilities, and the New Orleans Jazz Archive. The structure features modified roof trusses and a new structural steel girder to accommodate views from the new light gauge mezzanine. This project won an Excellence in Historic Preservation award from the Louisiana Landmark Society in 2015. We were honored to be on a team that included Kronberg Wall Architects, Redmellon Restoration and Development, and Landis Construction Company. The award was featured in the Greater New Orleans Times-Picayune.