Churches, synagogues, and temples are built in response to our religious beliefs. They are a place of inspiration, prayer, and refuge. PWA has developed a process for working with religious groups and church planning building committees so that all views, expectations, and needs can be heard from both Owner and Architect. This results in a shared vision based on a firm understanding of the costs and opportunities available.
Previous Church Planning/Design Clients:
Concord Baptist Church, Jefferson City, MO
Lake Ozark Christian Church, Lake Ozark, MO
Lenoir Memorial Home, Columbia, MO
Parkade Baptist Church, Columbia, MO
MO Conference Office of the United Methodist Church, Columbia, MO
This 12,000 sq. ft. one story over half basement addition to the south side of the existing sanctuary at Parkade Baptist Church includes a new elevator, Narthex, greeting space, six classrooms and restrooms on the main level.
With aspirations to increase the private school options in the region, the Diocese of Jefferson City hired the PWA team to develop a master plan and designs for a new Regional Catholic High School in Columbia, Missouri.
Broadway Christian Church worked for several years on a large multi-stage expansion project for their growing congregation. PWArchitects provided the Building committee with the tools to make their vision a reality through the master planning process over that time.
Working closely with the local and statewide representatives and staff of the United Methodist Church, PWA developed a functional, energy efficient and environmentally sensitive design for this 16,000 square foot office building which is located in the sensitive Hinkson Creek watershed.
Saint Charles Christian Church is the first church to be constructed in the New Town development in St. Charles, Missouri. The design of this church respects the historic nature of the surrounding community while providing a floor plan and technology for a variety of needs and services.
This project involved the master planning and design for renovations to the Sanctuary and lobby areas of Calvary Baptist Church in Columbia, Missouri. The sanctuary which seats nearly 500 on two levels was modified to add a larger stage area, adding flexibility and interest to the Pulpit and Lord’s supper table configuration.