By the early 1980s our congregation had outgrown the original nave and the early success of the Bach Society concerts indicated that an appropriate venue was important for that program.
The congregation was clear throughout the process of fund raising and approving design ideas that the new nave would continue in the style of the old nave, not only from an external perspective of similar stone and architectural detail. We wanted to retain the central altar. We also wanted the new nave to be part of a larger plan that would allow changes and additions without destroying the aesthetics of our facilities.
Award winning Houston architect, Charles Tapley, was selected to design the building. Howard Pieper, a long time member of the congregation, served as a consultant to the project. W.J. Hessert Construction Company was the contractor.
We moved into the new nave in 1982.