Building Area: 39,280 s.f. / 650 seats
Date of Completion: 2005
Type: New Construction
Location: Lenoir City, TN
Challenge: Design an economic church with a growing membership that fits with their message.
Solution: The project’s program is defined by the client’s desire to deinstitutionalize worship, moving “church” beyond the typical forms of religion and allowing worship to evolve from the organic nature of East Tennessee. The mission of the church focused the design effort; while creating architecture that engages the local framework of East Tennessee vernacular. The main sanctuary space is constructed from an inexpensive pre-engineered metal building structure and then surrounded by the other program spaces built from traditional construction.