​Nominated for AIA Small Projects Awards

Architect: ​Weese Langley Weese

“ Structures exceeded our expectations. Helping us identify building methods and subcontractors to enable us to get as much scope as we could for the money we had available; helping us schedule around important dates on the church calendar. The quality of Structures’ work throughout the space is outstanding”


-Michael Thompson
Elder, 1st Presbyterian Church


The First Renewal project at The First Presbyterian Church of Libertyville is the renovation of their 1929 Social Hall building; 1960 Education wing; and 1986 Sanctuary. In the Sanctuary the chancel was extended and pews were rehabilitated and re-installed in a new plan to encourage a sense of community and participation. New window openings bring natural light to the formerly windowless Sanctuary with new stained glass in the colors of the liturgical year. New custom pulpit, font and communion table furniture create a balanced focus on the three major liturgical elements. Circulation patterns throughout the complex were improved. Handicap access was added to the 1929 chapel and Social Hall, and new direct connections were created between the major elements of the church complex. 

Service: Renovation

Testimonial/Description: 

1st Presbyterian Church Renewal

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Location: Libertyville IL

Role: General Contractor