The Church of the Epiphany
Washington, D.C.
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The project is the first phase of a master plan produced in 2007 by RKA for this historic church located two blocks from the White House in Washington, D.C. The objectives addressed in this phase involve exterior repairs and maintenance as well as renovations of numerous spaces inside the building.

Exterior work includes roof replacement and repair, patching of stucco, brick tuck pointing, wood window repair, and painting. Accessibility is substantially improved with the inclusion of a new exterior ramp that connects the main entrance of the Parish House with street level, a series of interior ramps that connect the Parish House and Church first floor levels, and a new hydraulic elevator that serves the three main floors of the Parish House. A redesigned entry vestibule to the Parish House is welcoming and functional, without sacrificing the level of security brought by earlier measures, which had been undertaken without regard to aesthetics.

Improvements to the Church feature a new raised platform and new seating layout in the nave and transepts, custom designed columbarium, altar, and credence table, as well as new and refinished wood floors, plaster repair, and decorative painting. New finishes are applied to selected areas of the Parish House, including the Parish Hall, and Parish Offices, and new handicap accessible toilet rooms are provided to accommodate demand generated by the congregation’s urban mission and outreach programs.