Knox Presbyterian Church
16,350 SF Interior Renovation
In 2017 Miller-Valentine completed a 16,350 SF renovation to Knox Presbyterian Church, an early 20th-century historical church in Hyde Park, Ohio. Updates included new finishes in the preschool classrooms and renovations to the existing social hall to improve the feel and function of the space for community gatherings. A distinctive feature of the social hall is the Baltic Birch ceiling that was custom designed for the room.
A distinctive feature of the social hall is the Baltic Birch ceiling that was custom designed by Design Studio 161. Miller-Valentine Construction coordinated the installation of all mechanical and electrical trades in tandem with this unique ceiling feature installed by Weberding’s Carving Shop. Approximately 100, 9 ply, 4’ x 8’ full sheets of Baltic Birch plywood and approximately 36 curved panels make up the stunning ceiling. The curved panels were created through a process which included placing the finished panel in a press for 24 hours. Aesthetically pleasing, yet totally functional, the panels allow for abundant lighting through the seams, yet conceal much of the mechanical makeup of the room.