Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Extensive renovations to the sanctuary of this Philadelphia Main Line landmark were initiated to improve the acoustics of the cathedral-like space while adding much needed upgrades to the life safety and mechanical systems. Through careful pre-planning, a critical path schedule was created to enable work to be completed in a narrow six-month window, accommodating the Church’s calendar of events. The W.S. Cumby Value Engineering Process yielded savings of over $500,000, reducing construction costs to fit within the Church’s working budget.
The project included excavation and underpinning of the undercroft of the sanctuary, installation of a new acoustically balanced mechanical system, structural modifications, new fire-protection systems, new wood ceilings, plastering of the entire interior, new balcony space and millwork to accommodate a new pipe organ and extensive lighting refinements.