A devastating arson fire severely damaged this historic Chicago neighborhood church. Mr. Lasch prepared the master plan to reconstruct the church and incorporate contemporary features to the facility. Due to the extensive damage from fire, smoke, and water, the heavy timber framing was replaced. The load bearing masonry walls and stained glass were restored. The heaviest fire damage occurred at the original narthex. The rebuilding provided an opportunity to relocate the elevator to a previous stair shaft. Reconfiguration of the narthex allowed the size to increase and provide a coffee bar station. The Chancel was also re-designed with a completely removable platform that allows for music performances. The pipe organ was restored and expanded with additional ranks visible behind the choir seating. Liturgical artwork pieces were restored and stenciling was put back in place as it was on the original wood arched beams. Nave seating was revised to incorporate a flexible layout serving both traditional and contemporary services. A new terrazzo floor was designed that enhances the visual and acoustic performance of the space.