LIVING WATERS WORSHIP CENTER
Powers Goolsby worked with LWWC to create a master plan which incorporated several existing structures, a new multi-use auditorium, children’s education wing, administration spaces and a 1,200 seat Sanctuary. The master plan calls for all of these spaces to be connected through a semi-circular lobby space with ministry areas and prayer nooks.
While the location of LWWC is ideal, the existing facilities lacked any street presence or identity. With no defining elements, only a small sign and cars in the parking lot on Sunday identified this a church. The new facilities added much needed height, color and texture to the campus. Large overhangs and a Porte-cochere define the main entry in line with the new and revised parking areas. Stone columns accentuate the covered entry, giving the building a tactile element. Upon entering the building, the open lobby with varied height ceilings create different spaces and areas to step out of the flow to welcome visitors or visit with other members. Other “nook”; areas are set up for a portable coffee station and for children’s check in desks and kiosks. A large Texas limestone wall and signage punctuate the sanctuary entries, allowing people to immediately identify their destination. Entering the sanctuary, the eye is immediately drawn towards the stage and ultimately to the suspended cross, placing all focus on the Lord.