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Grace Episcopal Church – Choir & Organ Loft

Expansion & Renovation
Alexandria, VA

Cole & Denny Architects was commissioned to design an expansion of the original choir loft to provide space for more choristers and a new 3 manual & pedal, 38-rank DiGennaro-Hart pipe organ. A custom crafted wrought iron rail replaced the original wooden parapet, improving the view from the nave of its magnificent stained-glass memorial window as well as providing better views of the chancel for those in the loft. The design employs the heavy-timber vocabulary of the original interior and other motifs and materials used in the original design. The result is a space that is 30% larger than the original loft but fits seamlessly into the architectural context of the historic sanctuary.

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