First Baptist Church, Smithfield, N.C.
The first phase of this project included new floor, wall and ceiling finishes for
the sanctuary and narthex. The
materials were selected to improve the acoustical characterists of the hall. The colors
were selected to enhance the visual experience within the space. The first phase
included new lighting fixtures, sound system and theatrical lighting. It included
expanding the altar size and offering variable configurations. It included refinishing
the existing wood pews. It also included replacing the heating and cooling system.
The second phase of the project included preparation for a new pipe organ. The
preparation included reworking the contour of the plaster choir ceiling to accommodate the
configuration of the exposed organ pipes. The preparation also included work in the second
floor organ chambers on each side of the choir and blower equipment in the attic.
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