First United Methodist Church, Sheridan, Wyoming

This 2009 addition to this 100 year old church provides barrier-free access to each of the building’s four separate levels. Design by architect Dale Buckingham, the addition features an open glassed-in lobby with an elevator to replace the wheelchair lift. The structure features a mix of materials, including wood trusses, steel beams and concrete floors. Complicated tie-ins and new openings in existing walls were among the challenges overcome during the design. The concrete elevator core was used to resist lateral forces.