Unitarian Society | Hamden CT
Buchanan Architects, LLC
90 Crown Street, New Haven CT, 06510
Tel: (203) 787-4896 Fax: (203) 787-2660
This is a major addition of a new sanctuary to an existing 30 year-old church in Hamden, CT. The project began with a comprehensive master plan which projected additions and renovations to religious, educational, and administrative parts of the facility. This first phase includes a 400 person sanctuary. An elevator and other facilities make the entire building accessible. The new sanctuary, to be used for both religious and community activities, is designed as a warm, sun-lit open space, acoustically tuned for both music and speaking. Its fan-shaped seating focuses on the chancel, creating a strong feeling of intimacy between the congregation, the minister, and the choir.