First Lutheran Church

Alexandria, Minnesota

The standout modern feature of this historic church’s main sanctuary is the arched engineered trusses and WESTDEK GLT panels that span the ceiling. This unique design creates a sense of openness, spiritual and personal connection for a growing congregation.

The First Lutheran Church's history in Alexandria dates back to 1872. Updated, modern facilities were required to accommodate a growing congregation. Phase 1 was designed to provide new fellowship functional gathering spaces and improved handicap access. The standout feature in the main sanctuary is the arched engineered trusses and WESTDEK GLT panels that span the ceiling, created to provide a sense of openness, spiritual, and personal connection. The sanctuary will eventually become a multi-purpose room once Phase 2 construction is complete.
Western Archrib shipped the fully assembled trusses to the site. The wood used in construction represents a total potential carbon benefit of 180 metric tons of CO₂, the equivalent of removing 36 cars off the road each year.

Architect: Zerr Berg Architects

Engineer: Sandman Structural Engineers

Contractor: Innovative Builders

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