Gateway Community Church
Erickson Structural personnel provided structural engineering design of this new, 17,000 square foot facility for the Gateway Community Church in Washougal, Washington. The building included a new church sanctuary, classrooms, and office space adjacent to the existing church, which also underwent renovations. The roof structure of the new sanctuary was framed with architecturally exposed, heavy timber glue-laminated trusses.
The new church was designed to “interact” with the existing, adjacent church, and to be flexible enough to accommodate the eventual demolition of the existing church to allow for the construction of its replacement.