This commission included a list of requirements to make these large pieces easily removeable from the room, rugged enough to tolerate being moved frequently, as well as beautifully complimentary to the architecture of the building.
The first task was accomplished by including crank down casters within the base of the pulpit and altar. A folding ramp was also built to be stored inside the altar. All the pieces were built of solid red oak with massive base moldings for protection.
Aesthetically, the idea was to interject a feeling of hand hewn warmth into a rather minimalist modern interior. Details including the pipe organ and soaring laminated wooden beams holding up the ceiling were used as inspiration. All the oak surfaces were hand planed to create texture.