Ridgecrest wanted to update their sanctuary to make it a more intimate and warm experience. The vision was to create a modern worship service and make the transition from one service to another easier.
The seating in Ridgecrest’s sanctuary was upgraded to Sauder’s Clarity and Vantage lines. These seats include a gravity-lift seat mechanism with remarkably quiet operation and lower maintenance than spring-lift seats. The addition of renewable upholstery will allow for easy replacement of stained or damaged fabric.
Ridgecrest also had a very specific need – they required ADA access to their choir loft, which is used on a regular basis. Originally the church had a mechanical lift installed that was very distracting during service. The solution was to install the lift in a hallway that would enable the choir members to enter into the top side of the choir loft. This solution proved to be an expensive option. The Paragon design team, in conjunction with their architectural partners, Torgerson Design Partners, reviewed the overall scenic design project to create a ramp solution that would give choir members the ADA-style access they required. The Paragon Fabrication team constructed the ramp off-site to enable quick install. The ramp solution saved the client significant time and money.
One of the elements providing the most dramatic change in the room were the custom scenic, staging and architectural elements designed, built and installed by Paragon. These elements included custom choir risers, illuminated stage modesty walls, columns, screen surrounds and baptistery elements along with a custom pulpit.