Broadway Baptist ChurchBroadway Baptist Church
In 2013, Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford conducted a complete Building Assessment of Broadway Baptist Church’s campus, followed by a Conceptual Master Plan to address the current conditions and future needs of the church. Based off of that initial plan, several phases of work have been completed.
The sanctuary, built in the 1950s, was renovated with new flooring, pews, sound system, and lighting. In addition, the front platform was rebuilt, all the plaster was repaired and painted, and the entire structure was stabilized. The sanctuary seats 1200 congregants.
The Petersmith Building, which will house newborns – 5th graders was built in two phases in the 1960s. Updates to that building included new fenestration, MEP infrastructure and space planning to address functionality and future flexibility. Accessibility and parking were also upgraded.
Another phase of design work renovated the chapel, which seats 200 people. The pews were removed and replaced with more flexible seating and new lighting, flooring and paint were added. In addition, a columbarium to house the cremains of up to 640 was installed.
Throughout the renovation, finishes were upgraded.
Beth-El Congregation (Fort Worth)Beth-El Congregation (Fort Worth) | Architecture | Construction Administration | Master Planning | Interior Design | Programming / Strategic Planning
Beth-El Congregation incorporates the history and traditions of Judaism with the modern amenities, realities, and visions of today. The organization of the site is based on the ancient plan of Solomon’s Temple allowing entry through a series of gates, each leading to a more sacred court before entering the Temple proper.
The Sanctuary seats 600 and is separated from the Chapel by a moveable wall, allowing 150 overflow seats. The administrative area, consisting of the reception room, office area, library and gift shop, is across from the Worship area. The education wing is a simple L-shape block of classrooms. The Social/Service wing houses the Social Hall, kitchen, and restrooms.
Lake Arlington Baptist ChurchLake Arlington Baptist Church | Architecture | Construction Administration | Facility Assessment | Programming / Strategic Planning | Master Planning
The design challenge was to incorporate youth, education, worship, and recreation spaces into a single facility. The 40,000 sf Family Lifestyle Center’s organization takes advantage of the site and building constraints by creating layers of interaction.
The building includes multi-purpose youth classrooms, worship area, competition gymnasium, dressing rooms, central control desk, commons, food service area, craft and arcade rooms. A second level enclosed pedestrian walkway connects the new building to the existing sanctuary pre-function/concourse. The parking lot expansion will increase the total number of spaces to 761.
HHS worked closely with the church’s in-house audio/visual consultant to design the youth worship space to allow for a variety of room arrangements. By use of folding walls, the 6,000 square foot assembly room can be subdivided into three 2,000 square foot classrooms for smaller group activities with individual control of audio/visual and theatrical lighting systems.
First Baptist Church of SaginawFirst Baptist Church of Saginaw | Architecture | Construction Administration | Facility Assessment | Master Planning | Programming / Strategic Planning
In preparation for the second phase addition to this church in a rapidly-growing neighborhood, the original Master Plan was updated. The second phase will be a 2-story, 22,000 SF addition housing six new preschool classrooms and seventeen new adult classrooms. The second floor youth area contains a large central gathering/ worship space, a game room, a snack bar, and twelve classrooms. The creation of more open informal gathering space is an important aspect of the addition.
Future phases will provide a large public concourse linking the classroom buildings with a new, 1200-seat worship center. Other proposed future additions include music program facilities, additional classrooms, parking, etc. The existing worship space will be converted to a fellowship hall and a commercial kitchen will be added.
Congregation Ohr HaTorahCongregation Ohr HaTorah | Architecture | Construction Administration | Interior Design | Graphics | Master Planning
This 40,400 sf synagogue is nestled within a North Dallas residential neighborhood. While the congregation follows a traditional Orthodox approach, the building was intended to be a modern interpretation of their beliefs, helping to portray the growing Congregation as an appealing and welcoming identity within the community. The design maximizes a long, narrow site while allowing the sanctuary to face east, as is customary in Jewish tradition.
The building program included a traditional 420 seat sanctuary with a women’s balcony, adjacent chapel and learner’s worship spaces. It also includes a social hall, catering kitchens, classrooms and a ritual bath. The finishes throughout were carefully chosen to be ‘timeless’ in nature, like the beliefs of the Congregation itself.