Emmanuel United Church

The rejuvenation of the 11,000ft² Christian Education section of this church included work on the building envelope and extensive systems and accessibility upgrades. The building was completed to LEED® Silver certification.

A new roof and building envelope was constructed and state-of-the-art HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems were installed. The existing kitchen facilities were upgraded and a new air conditioning system was set up for the sanctuary. A new elevator was one of the many accessibility upgrades installed in the building.

Contract    Construction Management

Contract    $2,470,017


Contract Start   June 2010

Completion    September 2011

Relevance to Project

  • Extensive renovation
  • Built to LEED® standard

Constructability Issues

The original “saw tooth” roofline of the building was an element that both the Church and designers wanted to maintain.  It was seen as a defining feature on the exterior of the building and renovations within would open this feature up to the interior of a main gathering space.  Carefully planning and detailing went into finding the best way to uncover this feature from below and finding the best method to accentuate it in architectural woodwork.

Fire ratings of existing walls were a challenge in bringing this 1970’s era building up to todays standards.  Lundy’s site superintendent worked closely with the City of Ottawa building inspector to establish the most cost effective ways to bring the building up to code, within the Church’s financial means.

Project Team

Matiss Silins
Project Manager

Mike Mullen
Site Supervisor

Carmen Arango
Project Coordinator


Emmanuel United Church
Church office (613) 733-0437


Robertson Martin Architects
Robert Martin (613) 567-1361





Goodkey, Weedmark, & Associates
Richard Boivon (613) 727-5111


Cunliffe & Associates
Rick Cunliffe (613) 729-7242

LEED® Commissioning

Lunch Box Consulting
Erika Mayer (613) 667-3043