Park Crest Baptist Church

Location: Springfield, MO

Size: 40,000 sq. ft. 

Their Vision: New 1,200 seat worship space with new, adjacent support spaces.

Our Focus: Address difficult movement patterns with a new entrance to a new, two-story, daylit lobby aligning with an existing main corridor. The trend toward "black box" auditoriums for worship was resisted; instead, ample amounts of daylight pour into the worship space. Simple forms and materials kept construction costs low while making a bold statement toward an adjacent freeway.