St. Elijah Antochian Orthodox Christian Church
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
This church in northwest Oklahoma City includes a sanctuary with seating on a main level and in a balcony. Adjacent to the Sanctuary is the Fellowship Hall wing, which includes church offices, a kitchen, and a small chapel. The Fellowship Hall is also used for dining.
The building’s structural system consists of a structural steel frame with light-gage metal stud exterior walls and brick veneer. Lateral bracing is provided by horizontal girts and diagonal steel tube bracing within the steel stud exterior and interior walls. A rolled structural steel radial arch system provides the structural support for the copper-covered main dome above the Sanctuary. The main design features of this church are the steel-framed dome and the masonry arched colonnades.
Construction Cost: $4.2 million
Architect: Richard R. Brown Associates