river-hills-christian-church

Schaefer provided the structural design for this 28,000 sq ft two-story church with a partial lower level. The campus features a 555-seat auditorium with expandable seating and a column-free sloped floor, a large expandable stage with a 32 ft wide projection screen, outdoor covered porches, and a 44 ft high glass enclosed rotunda and lobby. The main sloping roof is supported with bar joists supported by steel beams and joist girders. The remaining flat roof area is supported with bar joists and metal deck. The floors are framed with bar joists and steel beams, typically supported by steel columns. The majority of the lateral loads are resisted by braced frames. Exterior walls will be a combination of metal studs and metal siding on girts.