The Calvary Light Church at 204 Brockton Ave., Abington, is undergoing a transformation, led by KR Architecture & Interiors (www.krarch.com), an Abington-based architectural firm.
The 1560-square-foot, single-story building previously served as a real estate office. Under the direction of architect Krista Manna, owner of KR Architecture & Interiors, the church sought a change in use occupancy from business to “assembly space,” which required incorporating some additional ADA (Americans With Disability Act) exits, and three additional bathrooms. The new, open design includes a new welcome center, the addition of a small platform for the pastor and other speakers, specific seating to accommodate a congregation and an AV booth for lighting control.
According to Manna, construction should take about two months.
“There were some interesting challenges in the design, as the building was not originally designed as a church,” she said. “It’s always satisfying to help a client re-purpose a building for a new use and to see the community approve of this new use also. It’s been a pleasure to work with Calvary Light Church and we welcome them to Abington.”