Immanuel Baptist Church
With a growing membership of 600+ Immanuel Baptist Church had a dire need for relocation. After looking at several sites, the church committed to re-storing the former First Christian/Lampton Baptist Church located in the center of downtown Louisville. The 1911 building is on the National Historic Registry (1975). Because of this it was crucial to proceed with extra caution throughout the restoration. Kerr-Greulich Engineers, Inc. was honored to take part in engineering the mechanical and electrical systems for this truly one-of-a-kind building. The end result of the entire design and construction team is phenomenal.
Highlights of KGEI’s design include:
- Replacement of the HVAC system; four-pipe hot and chilled water system.
- In an effort to maintain the aesthetic character of the sanctuary the existing tunnel system below the floor was re-used in the new HVAC system design. This allowed for the re-use of the existing ornate supply and return grilles as well without altering the original architecture of the space.
- Existing restrooms updated; additional restroom groups added to meet ADA requirements of classrooms and offices on the upper floors.
- New tank type water heaters with recirculating systems to provide hot water to the restrooms.
- Two new dual reduced pressure principle type backflow preventers with pressure reducing valve installed on the existing domestic water system.
- Duplex sewage ejecting grinder pump in the basement for the existing sanitary sewer system.
- Updated the fire alarm system keeping the devices seamlessly installed without demolition of historical spaces.
- Modernized the sanctuary audio/visual systems.
- Re-structured the main electrical service and branch panels throughout the church.
- Updated lighting and lighting controls with energy efficient fluorescent and LED lighting.