St. George Greek Orthodox Church
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
The most striking elements of this church are the curved, glue-laminated wooden arches which are exposed on the interior of the Sanctuary. The hat-shaped glu-lam arches appear as a single barrel-vault element from the outside of the building, which ties in nicely with the banded exterior insulation finish system (EIFS) architectural finishes on the exterior and with a concrete barrel-vaulted roof on the Chapel, which is adjacent to the Sanctuary.
On the other side of the Sanctuary is the Fellowship Hall and Administration area of the church. This building is a steel frame structure with metal stud exterior walls and a steel bar joist roof system. The outside of this portion of the building has the same banded EIFS coating on the exterior walls. The whole complex is topped off with a 100-foot high concrete bell tower which is a freestanding element next to the Chapel.
Construction Cost: $2.8 million
Architect: Bozalis and Roloff
Photos courtesy Roger Bondy