Sinai Assemblies of God

Location: Kensington, Philadelphia, PA

Client: Sinai Assemblies of God, Philadelphia

Completion Date: 2010

OFA was tasked with a design for the renovation of a vacant warehouse in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia into the new home for the Sinai Assemblies of God Church.  The building was to include a sanctuary to accommodate up to 500 parishioners as well as classrooms, administrative offices, and an outdoor courtyard. Inspired by the quality of the existing space, we chose to keep the new elements as simple as possible.  The translucent wall separating the sanctuary from the hall & classrooms provided both borrowed light from the sanctuary during the day and glowed in the evening.  The existing skylights that had been roofed over would be restored as clerestory roof monitors to filter ambient light into the main worship space.