Project Snapshot: Religious Architecture
Date: September 25, 2015
There is a great deal of buzz lately with Pope Francis visiting the United States and in honor of this great occasion we take a look at several of our religious architecture designs. WBA has provided architectural designs for many denominations and is open to working with all religions.
1. MOUNT CARMEL CHRISTIAN CHURCH MULTI-PURPOSE FACILITY, STONE MOUNTAIN, GEORGIA
WBA provided the designs services for the three-story classroom building with kindergarten, high school, home economics.
2. LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER, ATLANTA, GEORGIA
WBA was responsible for the design of a new 33,800 square foot two-story addition with multi-purpose room, media center, meeting rooms, classrooms, kitchen and offices.
3. LAWRENCEVILLE CHURCH OF GOD, LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA
Phase one of this multi-phase commission included the complete renovation of the existing 1200 seat Sanctuary incorporating a redesign of the Altar area and all new finishes. Phase two included programming and master planning for future additions and renovations to their campus. A 50,000 square foot addition was completed that incorporated a new narthex, nursery, children and adult education space and future fellowship hall.
4. ST. BENEDICT CATHOLIC CHURCH, DULUTH, GEORGIA
A 56,000 square foot two-story, multi-use facility with 12 pre-school classrooms, 20 multi-use rooms, completed gymnasium with lockers and youth and adult lounges.
5. JACKSONVILLE BEACH CHURCH OF CHRIST, JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FLORIDA
Due to the growth of its congregation, Jacksonville Beach Church of Christ required a 1,420-square-foot addition. The new design consolidated the building’s existing footprint and unified the exterior look, both of which reflected previous additions to the 50-year-old building.
The $500,000 addition connected the fellowship hall, classrooms and auditorium while introducing new office space, restrooms and a vestibule. It also enlarged the sanctuary within the existing structure to accommodate approximately 60 more seats. Interior walls and doors were moved or eliminated as needed in order to expand classrooms and storage areas. Stucco cladding was applied to the front facade of the building to unify the exterior aesthetics.
WBA was responsible for all phases of architectural work from conceptual design through construction drawings.