Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church

Oak Ridge, Tennessee

After the existing church property was purchased for a new retail development, the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church contracted with JAI to design a new facility on Oak Ridge Turnpike.

The church is surrounded by a Memorial Garden, pavilion, playground and labyrinth to support the diversity of the congregation. The building contains classrooms, administrative spaces, a social hall and a 200-seat sanctuary. The sanctuary is on axis with an existing mature elm tree on the property, and the chancel windows frame the view of the tree’s canopy. The pre-engineered structure reflects a clean lined, modern design complemented by tri-color brick, metal paneling and large expanses of glazing.

The structure’s design meets the spirit of federal ENERGY STAR guidelines and included a number of best-practice features inside and out to optimize energy-efficiency and environmental sensitivity, including high-quality insulation in all walls and ceilings; energy-efficient, low-E (heat reflecting) glass windows; zonal heating and cooling; and fluorescent and LED lighting throughout with motion sensors to automatically control lights in several areas.

PROJECT DETAILS

After the existing church property was purchased for a new retail development, the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church contracted with JAI to design a new facility on Oak Ridge Turnpike.

The church is surrounded by a Memorial Garden, pavilion, playground and labyrinth to support the diversity of the congregation. The building contains classrooms, administrative spaces, a social hall and a 200-seat sanctuary. The sanctuary is on axis with an existing mature elm tree on the property, and the chancel windows frame the view of the tree’s canopy. The pre-engineered structure reflects a clean lined, modern design complemented by tri-color brick, metal paneling and large expanses of glazing.

The structure’s design meets the spirit of federal ENERGY STAR guidelines and included a number of best-practice features inside and out to optimize energy-efficiency and environmental sensitivity, including high-quality insulation in all walls and ceilings; energy-efficient, low-E (heat reflecting) glass windows; zonal heating and cooling; and fluorescent and LED lighting throughout with motion sensors to automatically control lights in several areas.





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Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church

Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Client

Size

15000
4.5

Completion

2014

Cost

Services Provided

Master Planning
Architectural Design
Interior Design
Key Personnel

Colleen Riordan,Daryl Johnson,Emily Haire

Awards

Address(es)

809 Oak Ridge Turnpike,Oak Ridge,Tennessee,37830
Rooms

Housing Units

Seats

Consultant(s)

Civil
Will Robinson & Associates
Structural
Bender & Associates Structural Engineers, LLC
M, P, FP
Engineering Services Group, Inc.
Electrical
Engineering Services Group, Inc.
Landscape
Jenny Thurman Landscape Architect

Reference(s)

Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church

Oak Ridge, Tennessee

After the existing church property was purchased for a new retail development, the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church contracted with JAI to design a new facility on Oak Ridge Turnpike.

The church is surrounded by a Memorial Garden, pavilion, playground and labyrinth to support the diversity of the congregation. The building contains classrooms, administrative spaces, a social hall and a 200-seat sanctuary. The sanctuary is on axis with an existing mature elm tree on the property, and the chancel windows frame the view of the tree’s canopy. The pre-engineered structure reflects a clean lined, modern design complemented by tri-color brick, metal paneling and large expanses of glazing.

The structure’s design meets the spirit of federal ENERGY STAR guidelines and included a number of best-practice features inside and out to optimize energy-efficiency and environmental sensitivity, including high-quality insulation in all walls and ceilings; energy-efficient, low-E (heat reflecting) glass windows; zonal heating and cooling; and fluorescent and LED lighting throughout with motion sensors to automatically control lights in several areas.

PROJECT DETAILS

After the existing church property was purchased for a new retail development, the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church contracted with JAI to design a new facility on Oak Ridge Turnpike.

The church is surrounded by a Memorial Garden, pavilion, playground and labyrinth to support the diversity of the congregation. The building contains classrooms, administrative spaces, a social hall and a 200-seat sanctuary. The sanctuary is on axis with an existing mature elm tree on the property, and the chancel windows frame the view of the tree’s canopy. The pre-engineered structure reflects a clean lined, modern design complemented by tri-color brick, metal paneling and large expanses of glazing.

The structure’s design meets the spirit of federal ENERGY STAR guidelines and included a number of best-practice features inside and out to optimize energy-efficiency and environmental sensitivity, including high-quality insulation in all walls and ceilings; energy-efficient, low-E (heat reflecting) glass windows; zonal heating and cooling; and fluorescent and LED lighting throughout with motion sensors to automatically control lights in several areas.





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