The church leadership requested a contemporary aesthetic that was different from typical religious archetypes. The project was designed to reflect the duties of a community building which offers multiple flex-use spaces to support various types of events. The church’s ministers had a vision for offering a space that would better engage their congregation during worship services and create a welcoming environment for all visitors. The facility is unique in that it allows for multiple dynamic spaces to support weekly services, an early childhood education program, multiple youth ministry programs, and community events. In addition, the site and facility were designed to take full advantage of the highly visible site located across from Lee’s Summit Park in the heart of Hernando.
The 24,000-square-foot facility is a steel and glass structure featuring a sanctuary, youth gathering space, classrooms, and a multi-use lobby. The client requested a flexible building that would be utilized for a contemporary church. To successfully execute the project, Allen & Hoshall completed the following tasks:
• Coordinated a design workshop with church leadership and members of the congregation to best accomplish their vision.
• Provided flexible, multi-use spaces that can be utilized for worship services, youth groups, community gatherings, and classrooms.
• Developed state-of-the-art acoustic and theatrical lighting systems in the main sanctuary for high-energy services.
• Created a welcoming, community-based aesthetic that appeals to visitors of all ages and backgrounds.
• Maximized the construction budget by including in the design of a pre-engineered metal building, minimal office space, and a sanctuary that featured clean and simple lines to cut down on finishes and detailing.