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Studio G Architects Breathes New Life into Roxbury Church

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Roxbury Presbyterian Church, photos by Preservation Architect:  Studio G Architects Photographer: Damianos Photography

Roxbury, MA—Roxbury Presbyterian Church, a striking example of Victorian Gothic architecture was restored by Studio G Architects and was honored with a 2008 Massachusetts Historical Commission Preservation Award. Listed on the National Register for Historic Places, the project addresses concerns over the deterioration of the Roxbury puddingstone and pink granite façade and exterior architectural details; issues of universal access; and modernization and expansion of interior spaces.

While preserving the historic character of the sanctuary, Studio G incorporated technology to support multi-media presentations and wired for additional lighting and sound. An unfinished basement was configured and fitted with offices, a nursery, computer lab and an open gathering space that hosts a variety of church and community social functions.

Other members of the design team for the project included  structural engineer: Souza, True & Partners, Inc.; mechanical, electrical, fire protection and plumbing engineers: Wozny/Barbar & Associates; and civil engineer: Judith Nitsch Engineering, Inc.