Apostles Church of Sandy Springs

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This project consisted of construction of a new, 8,770 sf, 450 seat sanctuary with associated narthex and restrooms. The existing sanctuary was also renovated and converted into a chapel.

The building has a structural steel frame with cold formed (light gauge) steel exterior non-load bearing curtain walls and EIFS exterior cladding.

Unique structural engineering aspects of the building design included a vaulted steel roof structure and a steel lateral force resisting system that combined K-braced frames, latticed frame columns, and gabled moment frames.


Size 8,770 sf Completed 2010
Budget $3,500,000 Architect Wakefield Beasley & Associates
Services Structural Engineering Category Religious

Project represents personal experience of Malcolm Foss, PE gained while employed at another firm. Erudite Engineers was not involved with this project. Malcolm Foss, PE served as structural engineer of record on this project while employed at McVeigh & Mangum Engineering, Inc.