Congratulations to Architect Mark Curfman for completing construction of Risen Savior Church! We worked closely with Mr. Curfman to design the structural frame of the building including the spectacular tied arches and glue-lam trusses that form the roof over the nave, north and south transepts, choir loft and alter. Mr. Curfman povided the following synopsis of the project:
“In the fall of 2009, Urban Architecture Studio was hired to design a new church for Risen Savior Lutheran Church in rural Leavenworth County, Kansas. The congregation wanted a very traditional church and had looked to Lutheran churches in Germany for inspiration.
The design is based on the principles of Sacred Geometry and utilizes the layout, materials and detailing of a traditional reformation-era Lutheran Church in conjunction with structural steel framing and glue-laminated wood timber trusses, gothic design and detailing.
The sanctuary seats 250 people with a choir loft for a pipe organ and a 20-person choir. Urban Architecture Studio was responsible for the design of all of the Liturgical Furnishings including the cast stone Altar and Baptismal Font; the Communion Rail; the Pulpit and Lectern and the Reredos and Gradine behind the Altar. Construction began in July 2010 and the church was first used on Christmas Eve, 2011.”
Contractor: J.M. Frese Construction
Project Budget: $2,000,000