Transformation of an existing 70,000 SF warehouse with a 38 ft. column grid into a church with a column-free sanctuary space clear-spanning 114 ft. Original concepts included the introduction of expensive new trusses. BASE proposed creating a 114 ft. long truss that used existing roof framing along with two existing interior columns to create an efficient king post truss requiring only minimal new steel. An additional benefit of the system was that most installation was achieved within the existing structure without shoring. The final element of the design was to cut the bottom sections of columns after the new truss elements were installed. Column removal was completed in one day and the cut portions of column were repurposed for another part of the renovation. This elegant solution not only met the owner’s vision, but did so at a cost savings to other considered options.