Medicine Hat, Alberta
The expansion at the Victory Lutheran Church posed an interesting design opportunity. The church had recently constructed an bell tower and sign on Southview Drive. The tower straddled the setback line from Southview Drive, and as such it would have limited the ability for the building to expand towards the north. Rather than re-locate the bell tower, Alvin Reinhard Fritz Architect Inc. opted to embrace it with a curving masonry structure. The result was an architectural solution that brought the bell tower into the building design in an creative and aesthetically attractive manner.
The expansion also provided an new entrance lobby, administrative spaces, as well as christian education spaces for an growing & vibrant church.