Interior Renovation for:

First Baptist Church of Liberty

First Baptist had some grading issues that would allow water into the building. We came along side them to mitigate those issue along with renovate their existing sanctuary. While the church is traditional they wanted to add some life and vibrancy into the interior. By simplifying interior materials and adding some color pops we were able to achieve an open and airy design within a tradition space.

Location
Liberty,, TX
Project Size
6,500 sf.
Services
Master Planning, Imaging, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Bidding & Negotiation, Construction Administration
Interior Renovation for:

Lake Jackson Church of Christ

Working in conjunction with Church Interiors, the full scope of the work at Lake Jackson Church of Christ consisted of renovating 15,000 sf. of their existing facility and transforming their cramped single story lobby into a double height space. Beyond giving the facade a new face, this gave the lobby a far more spacious feel while not adding any additional square footage to the
building.

Location
Lake Jackson, TX
Project Size
15,000 sqft.
Services
Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Construction Administration
Interior Renovation For:

The Church at Horseshoe Bay

The Church at Horseshoe Bay needed to renovate their existing facilities. For their first step forward they decided to update their sanctuary. Working in conjunction with Church Interiors, the design removed their existing pews and replaced them with new padded pews. The entire AV system was updated with a new soundbooth at the back of the sanctuary. The entire space received a face lift that helped bring a vibracy back to the space.

Location
Horseshoe Bay, TX
Project Size
4,200 sf.
Services
Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents
Facilities Expansion for:

Grace Bible

Grace Bible was a church needing a design for a fast growing congregation.
What to do? The solution was an additional 10,630 square feet of lobby, education and administration wrapping around the existing building.
Working with the church, the design started with a new entry lobby that gave a
clear sense of entry and also a clear direction to the rest of the facilities. In the lobby is a welcome center and coffee bar. The offices are on one side while the education expansion is on the other. The entire addition wraps around the front and side of the metal building providing a new face for the church.

The interior design is warm and welcoming in the lobby and fun and playful in the classroom spaces. The Lobby provides a sense of arrival and welcoming, a space to grab a cup of coffee and fellowship with friends before entering into worship.
The kid’s spaces are fun and inviting with art on almost every wall.

 

Location
La Vernia, TX
Project Size
12,000 sf.
Services
Master Planning, Imaging, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Bidding & Negotiation, Construction Administration
Interior Renovation for:

Fifth Ward

Fifth Ward Church of God in Christ, located in Houston Texas, needed an interior renovation. The new design removed the tired pews in favor of connected theater seating. New seating was also added at the back, growing their capacity by close to 40%. To the west, a new Porte Cochere was added for easy drop off and pick up in any weather.

Location
Houston, TX
Project Size
12,000 sf. Renovation
1800 sf. New
Services
Imaging, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Bidding & Negotiation, Construction Administration, Design Build with Church Interiors
New Sanctuary for:

Fil Am 7 th Day Adventist Church

The Church’s vision was to build a new sanctuary that they could expand and grow in. While on a very tight budget, we were able to design a flexible space that will grow with the church. 

Location
San Antonio, TX
Project Size
6,500 s.f.
Services
Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Bidding & Negotiation, Construction Administration,
Facility Expansion for:

First Baptist Church of Universal City

With a student body ranging from Pre-K through High School, First Baptist Academy of First Baptist Church in Universal City, TX saw a steady rise in attendance. This growth brought about the need for expansion of their existing educational facilities to accommodate increasing numbers. Seeing this as an opportunity for further advancement of their ministries, the congregation worked closely with Powers Goolsby Architects to develop a program resulting in a 57,597 square foot addition to their existing campus complete with educational and recreational facilities.

The expansion affords parishioners a new, dedicated, main-entry lobby complete with a Welcome Center. The rotunda lobby showcases a circular stairway leading to classrooms, break-out spaces, and fellowship halls on the upper levels. The lowest level of the expansion contains a nursery dedicated to the youngest members of the congregation. The nursery lobby features a check-in system that ensures child safety and security while parents attend worship and fellowship services. The 2nd floor of the educational facility – featuring administrative offices, classrooms, a computer lab, and a state-of-the art science lab – is dedicated to the First Baptist Academy. The 3rd floor – complete with large, flexible classrooms – is reserved for ministry activities such as Bible Study, education, and support groups. The 15,715 square foot multipurpose building provides both the Academy and the congregation with several amenities to further spread their community outreach. Previously forced to leave campus for extra-curricular athletic activities, the Academy now has the capability to practice on campus, and host home-games in the new gymnasium complete with high school regulation basketball and volleyball courts. Retractable bleachers offer flexibility for additional floor space when seating is not needed. Neighboring locker rooms provide both restrooms and showering facilities. A game room featuring video-gaming consoles, foosball and Ping-Pong tables is adjacent to the sports-court floor. A full-service kitchen is equipped to host concessions on game-day, and banquets in the adjacent multi-use classroom. A new playground – complete with jungle-gym, swings and gyro-spinner – connects the recreational building to the educational facilities. 

Location
Universal City, TX
Project Size
57,500 sf.
Services
Programming, Master Planning, Imaging, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Bidding & Negotiation, Construction Administration
New Sanctuary for:

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH CASTROVILLE, TX.

Historic First Baptist Church of Castroville was seeing growth throughout their congregation. New demographics in and around Castroville show more young families with children moving into the area. Powers Goolsby partnered with the church to develop a new master plan on the existing site to allow for future growth and incorporate the existing parking lot and buildings. The existing sanctuary sits at the base of the hill, leaving town, and has become an iconic image of the city, which needed to remain visible. The solution was to locate the new facilities behind the sanctuary, keeping the historic view intact.

A covered pedestrian walkway now connects the existing to the new to allow a gradual ramp. This new pedestrian circulation will be the backbone of all future development as per the master plan. The design of the new fourteen thousand 14,000 square foot facility needed to accommodate the needs of today and incorporate the vision of the future.

The dimensions of the building started with the vision of the future. The building needed to be large enough for sport activity with the play space for a basketball court and the height capability for volleyball. Once the general dimensions were finalized, the task of adding current ministry needs developed the floor plan completed the design. Contained within the structure is a new secure children’s ministry. This self-contained unit allows parents to drop off their children and feel comfortable with the new state of the art security. Wrapping the Children’s area is a large bright, inviting, lobby space that leads to the new six hundred-seat sanctuary and multiple youth classrooms. The marking of the new main entry with the addition of a large stone tower and metal cross pays homage to the historic tower and copula of the existing structure.

Location
Castroville, TX
Project Size
14,000 sf.
Services
Master Planning, Imaging, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Bidding & Negotiation, Construction Administration
New Facilities for:

Crossroads

Collaborating with Powers Goolsby, Crossroads community involvement on and
off campus created the need for a new multipurpose recreation and ministry building.
The new facility offers amenities including a gymnasium, classrooms, ministerial offices,
a kitchen and lounge.
The multipurpose gymnasium serves both the church’s recreation ministry and
some community sports leagues. It boasts a four lane walking track around the
basketball court and volleyball court. While the main purpose of this space is a gym,
the church also uses this space as a refuge and relief center during disasters- an
important mission undertaken by Crossroads as they were unable to offer adequate
space during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Now they are sufficiently equipped to provide
aid in future emergencies. When not being used for recreation or as a refuge, the space
transforms into additional worship space for the congregation or a meeting space for the
community.
Large classrooms serve as education and break out spaces for fellowship and
study. The full size kitchen is well equipped to host a variety of activities. The lounge
connects the main entry to the gym and classrooms serving as a comfortable central
node for the building. Out the windows of the lounge is a 100+ year old Heritage Tree
that was critical to maintain during construction. A playground lies just beyond the
Heritage Tree, allowing parents to keep an eye on their own heritage as they enjoy a
cup of coffee and fellowship.

Location
San Antonio, TX
Project Size
13,300 sf.
Services
Programming, Master Planning, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Bidding & Negotiation, Construction Administration
New Sanctuary for:

Community Bible Church Sanctuary

The Community Bible Church of San Antonio Texas began meeting in the
confines of a conference room in a local hotel on May 26, 1990. Since their origin, the
congregation has grown large enough to fill a 51,000 square foot campus.
Phase II of design and construction consisted of expanding their camps with
100,000 square foot worship facility containing a plethora of program elements including
a 3,600 seat sanctuary, a 300 seat rehearsal room for the choir, a recording studio,
music ministry offices, dual coffee bars, a bookstore and several welcome centers.
Visitors are immediately drawn towards the two main entry towers adjacent to the
colonnade. Designed to handle traffic for multiple Sunday services, the lobby also
serves as a gathering space for different church events.
The Sanctuary possesses a sloped floor for members that prefer the front seating
area while those who frequent the rear and wings enjoy theater-style seating. With no
obstructed or limited sight areas, all seats are good seats. Incorporating a full theatrical
light dimming system, two large read projection screens and a robust sound system,
this technologically advance sanctuary add to the worship experience at Community
Bible Church.

Location
San Antonio, TX
Project Size
102,000 sf.
Services
Master Planning,Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Bidding & Negotiation, Construction Administration
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