Farmers Chapel United Methodist Church
Indianola, Iowa

Challenge: For a displaced congregation following the 2000 arson that destroyed the church's 1890's-era building, rebuild the church using a design reminiscent of the past; accommodate future needs; and work within a limited budget.

SVPA Solution: SVPA's design echoed the original design and allowed for future additions. Recognizing the congregation's significant loss, SVPA helped minimize costs by limiting the scope of construction administration. The one-level church today includes worship space, fellowship hall, children's play/activity area, classrooms, office, kitchen and workroom.

Completion Date: Fall 2002

Project Size: 7,962 s.f.

Type of Delivery: Design Bid Build

Project Team:

  • Steven Gray, AIA, IIDA
  • Kent Zarley, ASLA
  • Charles Saul Engineering
  • Horton Robinson Construction

Became an SVPA client in: 2001

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