COLUMBIA, SC – The Eastminster Presbyterian Church was honored with an award for Preservation/Restoration by the Preservation Awards Committee of the Historic Columbia Foundation. Mashburn Construction worked with Quackenbush Architects + Planners to complete the 30,000 square foot historic renovation. Together Mashburn and Quackenbush carefully updated the church while respecting and preserving the already existing architectural character.
The project included extensive sanctuary improvements, the addition of an elevator, as well as an exterior covered entry and porte-cochere. The strategic placement of the new elevator provides easy accessibility to all levels of the original structure and to an outdoor connector that links that rest of the campus. The dilapidated basement was transformed into a fully functional new choir room, while all stained glass and wooden pews were taken off site for refurbishment and then mindfully reinstalled by Mashburn.
Read the original story here.
Read more about the project here.