Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church

ARCHITECT: Harding Associates

LOCATION: Grayslake, IL

A 5,800 sq. ft. addition to an existing church. The building is one-story with multiple sloping roofs, and is constructed with structural steel and metal deck. The addition extends an existing 13’-0″ deep truss spanning 45’-0″, to an 80’-0″ long truss by removing an existing steel column and splicing the top and bottom chords. The extended truss supports most of the roof over the addition, and is exposed to the exterior through large windows. New 2’-6″ deep sloping trusses were also added to match the existing trusses. The roof overhang was formed with sloped beams, which were tapered as they penetrated the glass curtain wall. 

  • Awards:
  • AIA Honor Awards Nominee for Distinguished Building 2003