After 32 years in their own nine story building, United Church of Christ made the decision to move to a single-floor space in a downtown office building and partner with HSB on the renovation. The new location serves as their office headquarters as well as worship space for the organization. With reducing their square footage came the task of deciding what meaningful items could be incorporated into the new location. HSB had the challenge of creating a space that not only served the organization in a functional and aesthetic manor, but also honored the history and heart of UCC.
In their old home was a large chapel filled with Iroko wood from West Africa, a glass ceiling feature spanning the entire space, and a sacred glass Baptismal table. After much planning and with the amazing skills of Rustbelt Reclamation, these elements were able to be reused in the executive conference room which resulted in a truly impactful environment that resonates with all its guests.
Beyond the executive conference room, you will find nods of both the history and future of the organization sprinkled around the space. Within the reception area hangs artwork and quotes that reflect the mission of The United Church of Christ and the employee café is home to a commissioned, hand-painted mural that speaks to the heart of the organization. The design and renovation was a true partnership and HSB is exceptionally proud to have been a part of it.