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Collegiate Methodist Church

Collegiate Methodist Church

Collegiate Methodist Church

The Collegiate Methodist Church is a majestic church and religious center across from the Iowa State University campus in Ames, IA. The original buildings (the church, church school and parish hall) needed to be upgraded and expanded. A connector link that created a courtyard was devised by architect Brent Schipper.

Numerous structural challenges were addressed when linking the older structures together. Those included underpinning the existing church and cantilevering the new facility to give a smooth transition between buildings.



CLIENT: Architects Schipper Kastner

TEAM: James E. Tometich, P.E.,