Swartswood, New Jersey
Area: 3,952 sq. ft.
Aldersgate Center http://www.aldersgatenj.com/, located in rural northwestern New Jersey, is a camp, conference and retreat center owned and operated by the Commission of Camps, Conferences and Retreats, which is affiliated with the Greater New Jersey Conference of the United Methodist Church. In order to meet the goals of their mission it was determined that a multi-purpose building suitable for worship, weddings, seminars, and workshops was needed.
Working within a limited budget, HQW Architects designed a small Chapel and meeting hall that compliments the surrounding landscape. Due to the building’s flexible design, it is able to serve the needs of both the summer camp and the retreat center. The space is divided into two main sections; the sanctuary and a large lobby which includes a kitchenette and restrooms. The facility can comfortably accommodate 180 people and is in heavy use throughout the year.