“The noise-attenuating, transparent division created a place where families could care for children while still participating in worship.”
Both Knabb and the general contractor, Tim Clearkin of James J. Clearkin Construction, recommended the SL45 Aluminum Framed System with paired panels to the client. The system solved many problems in separating or joining the spaces, according to Knabb.
“The NanaWall system provided an ideal solution,” says the architect. “The noise-attenuating, transparent division between the smaller side chapel and the main worship space created a place where families could care for children while still participating in worship, but without disturbing or interrupting the service.” For larger masses, he adds, the glass wall opens fully – “practically disappearing,” in Knabb’s words – allowing the side chapel to serve as additional seating.