Constructed in the early 1900s, Towson Presbyterian Church has a Gothic-style sanctuary, with an attractive interior of elegant wood roof trusses and simple white walls. As a result of additions and remodeling in the 1950s to increase seating capacity, the worship space became too long and lacked adequate choir and chancel areas. The antiphonal pipe organ installed at the time of the remodeling was given insufficient space and had never been acoustically optimal. Ziger/Snead worked closely with the congregation to redesign the front of the sanctuary, creating a new chancel and choir area, and a suitable visual foundation for a new four-manual pipe organ by Schoenstein & Co. The designs have been carefully executed in stained white oak and wrought iron in historically accurate style, strictly in keeping with the existing sanctuary detailing.
Owner: Towson Presbyterian Church
Location: Towson, Maryland
Construction Cost: $1,000,000