Buildings of the Year

Steve Hearn, Hearn Construction — Wick Buildings — First Place
Built for First Church of God, this building is a church with a sanctuary, a multi-purpose room, offices, classrooms and a day care. The main architectural features are an impressive 3,000-pound steeple on the foyer roof and standing seam roof with a 6/12 pitch. It is estimated that post-frame construction saved approximately $300,000–$350,000. John Beechy of Mawr Group, Inc. Architects says, “We are in the process of completing a 22,000 sq. ft. post-frame church and have heard the following comment made numerous times, ‘It’s hard to believe that’s a pole building. ’”

Little Construction Co. — Second Place
Friends Academy of Westampton is a private Quaker School serving children from kindergarten through eighth grade. It will also be used as an all-purpose room for school assemblies and plays. With a deadline and budget to keep in mind, post-frame construction served as an expeditious and cost effective way to construct an attractive and serviceable facility in time for the upcoming school year.

H&D Quality Builders, Inc. — Third Place
Lexington Community Church wanted a building with a gym that could also be used to host concerts and serve as an outreach program for kids. Its 5,000-sq.-ft. second floor is expandable and features a blend of interior and exterior materials and spray foam insulation in all exterior walls. The owners needed a 24-foot gym ceiling with a second floor in office area — and expandability by adding a sanctuary in the future without disrupting current operations.

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