St. James Church & School

St. James Lutheran Church and School entrusted Nurture to develop a comprehensive Master Plan for the church and school campus, bridging preservation, sustainable design, and modern functionality. Leveraging our expertise in restoring vintage structures and aligning them with decarbonization strategies, we conducted thorough site surveys, engaged stakeholders through interviews and steering committee meetings, and crafted a proposal that balanced minimal intervention with an ambitious expansion. 

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The master plan was the beginning of a remarkable transformation of St. James’ campus nestled within the heart of Lincoln Park, reimagining the landscape, and breathing new life into its historic buildings. Central to this restructuring are strategic space renovations and additions orchestrated across all three historic structures, including classrooms, the gymnasium, recreational spaces, music halls, and religious assembly areas.

These spaces serve as incubators for creativity, learning, and collective celebration, fostering a sense of unity and shared purpose that echoes the values of St. James. Schematic design is underway with anticipated construction beginning Summer 2024.

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