Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, Madison, WI had to have hired Rambusch and Company to renovated their traditional looking Lutheran Church. When I was stationed at St. Teresa’s Church in Albany, the parish hired Rambusch to renovate that 1950’s A-Frame church. It basically has been undone today.
The church is stunningly beautiful and their more traditional set-up prior to the renovation is quite pre-Vatican II beautiful.
Given the space they have, the Rambusch renovation is not horrible. They also used fine quality materials.
It also shows you that in Catholic Church renovations, similar to this one, it is quite possible to add an altar railing. Unlike Catholics, Lutherans have no phobia about kneeling for Holy Communion at an altar railing. It’s very much linked to their very fine Catholic roots which Lutherans often honor more than post-Vatican II Catholics.
I like it but I liked the old altar far better. To bad that is now just a relic from the past and unused: