JUNE 3, 2015

Park Church transformation is complete!

Located on the corner of Park and Library street this handsome yellow-brick Gothic style structure is the second oldest existing church building in Grand Rapids built sometime between 1867 and 1869. Among the church's notable features are it's Tiffany stained-glass windows and its stately corner tower. The church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. This 5,000 sf addition and transformation included adding a new glassed-in vestibule, the renovation of a spacious lobby, opening up the first floor, and putting in a new lounge and a small conference room.

From the glassed-in vestibule, guests enter a spacious lobby that includes a welcome and information center. The current library was opened up as much as possible on all four sides to become an informal gathering area for coffee and conversation before and after church events. During the pre-construction investigation, workers found an old exterior wall and historic windows hidden beneath. The team was able to incorporate these into the project while still reconfiguring the space to allow refreshing daylight.

Throughout the project great care was taken to enhance the original architectural style, while re-configuring parts of the facility for modern day use.

For more photos, visit: Park Church Project Profile

In Other News

Ferriera Pablo

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Hires Pablo…

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Hires Pablo Ferreira as Estimator

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a preeminent general…
Clawson Edwin

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Hires Edwin…

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Hires Edwin Clawson as Project Manager

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a preeminent general…
3 presidents OAK

Gulf Coast Business Observer: $300…

Gulf Coast Business Observer: $300 million construction firm builds smooth succession plan

A nice dinner out paved the way for Owen‑Ames‑Kimball to…
Lux Robb

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Hires Robb…

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Hires Robb Lux as Superintendent

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a preeminent general…
Kellogsville 8

Kelloggsville Central Elementary Fun…

Kelloggsville Central Elementary Fun Facts

This new, 62,000 sf third through fifth grade building,…
Hudsonville 4

Tour Hudsonville High School with Jeff…

Tour Hudsonville High School with Jeff Weber and Jordan Beel

Currently under construction, this multi-phase expansion at…
Our Lady of Mercy Parish Life Center

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Begins Construction…

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Begins Construction on Our Lady of Mercy Parish Life Center

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a preeminent general…
Breaking Ground

Byron Center Breaks Ground on New…

Byron Center Breaks Ground on New Nickels Intermediate School

School board members, administrators, students, and project…
Trevor Anderson Matthew Gamalski James Griffith Josiah Kozicki

O‑A‑K Welcomes 8 New Employees

O‑A‑K Welcomes 8 New Employees

(Grand Rapids, MI) May 19, 2021 – Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Co.…
Coronado 2

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Begins…

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Begins Construction of Coronado Parkway Condominiums

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a preeminent general…