New Community Church Barn Retrofit

Real Life Church (formerly Covington Christian Fellowship)
August 22, 2017
First United Methodist Church
August 22, 2017

New Community Church Barn Retrofit

Location: Maple Valley, Washington

This project involved an extensive renovation of an existing barrel-vaulted barn, constructed in 1909 on the Olson Mansion

property. All the siding taken off on the outside was re-milled and cut to be used on the inside. The barn’s barrel roof was insulated, original rafters were kept, and original barn wood was used to cover the inside of the barrel. The original hay loft openings were filled with glass to give the impression that the loft doors are lowered. The historic landmark is now a worship center for the New Community Church and is also used as a venue for weddings, events, and more.

ORA was engaged to provide testing and inspection of the following items:

  • Soil bearing verification
  • Reinforced concrete
  • Lateral framing
  • Epoxy grouting
  • Anchor bolt installation
  • Structural steel fabrication and erection