First Presbyterian Church of Greenwich

Location: Greenwich, CT
Architect: Mark B. Thompson Associates LLC

O'Donnell & Naccarato provided structural engineering services for the major renovation and new addition of the historic landmark sanctuary, which was designed by architect, Josiah Cleveland Cady. The new 55,000 SF Parish House addition more than doubles the previous square footage, and includes the installation of a new 160-ft tall bell tower and fiberglass spire. The structure provides ample space for a welcome hall, formal fellowship hall, community kitchen, chapel, Sunday school suites, music suite, youth center, daycare facilities, and church offices. The addition's cathedral style roof utilized compound bent steel members, instead of a more conventional truss roof design, which created occupiable space on the fourth story.