Flewelling and Moody

First United Methodist Church of Glendale

Glendale, California

Here is a church designed in the traditional style, making use of contemporary materials and methods of construction. The non-secular symbolism and forms of the traditional cathedrals of the Old World have been blended into and around this modern structure. The supporting structure was pre-cast and post-tensioned, the 3" thin-shell roof spans across the nave without the use of heavy beams and girders. The nave is designed to seat approximately 1,200. It is bordered on each side by five stained glass windows which are forty feet high. Double glazed windows lend great color value to the light and make the air conditioning more effective as well.

Completed: 1961