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For the fourth phase of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd project, a new narthex was added to the front of the church to provide a much-needed gathering space as well as restrooms and support spaces. The new construction is separated from the existing with a firewall, but maintains an open connection to the nave with the use of roll down fire doors. The new wall gave the ability to add a new balcony that features a new Létourneau organ. The rose window from the original facade was removed, preserved and re-installed in the new facade. A new bell tower was created as part of the new façade to house a 26 bell Carillon.  Lighting in the nave was increased with the re-lamping of the existing pendants with LED modules built by the same company believed to have built the original pendants.

The new entry porch creates an inviting entrance while maintaining the scale and look of the existing buildings. It provides the third arched front to the new pedestrian friendly courtyard.

Another important aspect of the project was upgrading elements and performing maintenance. The chilled water system that was original to the church was replaced. The cooling tower was moved to the roof. The asbestos shingle roof and tile flooring were abated and replaced. The stained glass windows were removed, cleaned, and re-installed. The pews were refinished and reconfigured to allow for more flexibility. The floor was replaced with new slate flooring.