Mixed materials create interest

Calvary Baptist Church in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., wanted its sanctuary and foyer to have mixed finish materials to create visual interest and show the building’s longevity. To accomplish this goal, Selberg Associates Inc. designed the church with exposed steel columns, rafters and roof purlins. In contrast, its sanctuary, foyer and pulpit/stage areas have painted finishes.

The exterior has a standing seam roof, wall caps, exposed masonry, synthetic stucco finish and large windows. In the interior, finish materials are also mixed. There are exposed structural metal members, ceramic tile walls, drywall-finished walls and split-face masonry walls. The floors are polished concrete and carpet.

Metallic Building Co.’s metal building system was specified to provide clear spans and flexible spaces in classrooms, meeting rooms and in the overall layout. The church’s 920-seat sanctuary has a 128-foot by 73-foot clear span. The ceiling in the sanctuary is 41 feet high.

Steel Erection and Maintenance Inc. installed 21,000 square feet of Metallic Building’s 24-gauge BattenLok standing seam roof system in Copper Metallic Kynar coating. Rust’s River Glass installed Arcadia Inc.’s aluminum window system at the foyer. The 25,574-square-foot building was constructed on an 11-acre site and completed in May 2016.