Edmond's First Baptist Church
Completed in: 2017
Renovation Square Footage: 8,000
Addition Square Footage: 24,000
Edmond's First Baptist church needed Additions/Renovations to add more classroom space, a larger fellowship hall, and a new entry element for additional parking on the back side of their existing facility. Integrated Architecture helped Edmond's First Baptist Church design a facility that would be flexible for multipurpose use. The ground floor entry hall was designed using moving walls to allow this area to become additional space for the fellowship hall. The existing fellowship hall, which doubled in size with the addition and received a new kitchen, was a challenge due to the existing floor-to-floor height. The design raised the existing ceiling and minimized the above ceiling area for mechanical systems. All the challenges of the addition and renovation were overcome through creative thinking as to how to use the space for multiple functions. Integrated Architecture also worked closely with the City of Edmond to resolve significant code issues. The result has been well received by the congregation and the new spaces are heavily used throughout the week. It was a team effort between Integrated Architecture, the consulting engineers, the contractor and the Church building committee.