St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Pomaria, South Carolina - 2015
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St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Location: POMARIA, SC

Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church was a complete restoration of the sanctuary and re-construction of the education and administration building after a fire destroyed it on January 10, 2013.  The stone exterior was salvaged and a new steel frame support structure was erected.  FDR Engineers designed the roof framing consisting of cold-formed metal trusses, which was supported by conventional steel framing and light gauge load-bearing walls. The scope of work included the design of the trusses with their permanent bracing, diaphragm/shear blocking, and connections. The Sanctuary vaulted ceiling was unique as it was designed with a raised flat ceiling in the shape of a cross that can be viewed during worship services.