Pastors Joe and Lori Champion moved their family from Louisiana to Georgetown, TX with the vision for Celebration Church. They acquired a 110-acre property in 2005 and enlisted SPACE to complete the programming and design of their new building. The 90,000 square foot facility is located directly west of their previous facility and provides 27,000 square feet of auditorium space with over 2,500 seats, and boasts of exposed structural steel, limestone and polished concrete flooring. This new facility also includes 24 classrooms for a children’s department serving infants through 5th graders, 1,400 square feet for volunteers and 7,000 square feet of space dedicated to church operations.
What began life as a “big box” hardware supply store became a place for community, hope and healing. SPACE worked with Pastors Shaun and Dianna Nepstad to renovate an existing building for the programming of their lobby spaces, auditorium, volunteer needs, and children’s department. The main areas are bright and neutral in their design, with exposed structural steel and polished concrete floors; while the children’s areas are colorful and energetic. This building renovation has aided in their growth from about 1,200 to over 4,000 in weekly attendance today.
East Frisco, TX
West Frisco, TX
The East Frisco campus of Hope Fellowship Church was quickly outgrowing their existing sanctuary, classrooms and office spaces. SPACE worked to redesign their existing building, dedicating all areas to the children and youth departments; while also creating a large addition that would allow for a new sanctuary and additional volunteer spaces. This addition was designed to be a modern compliment to the original style and materials of the existing building. The completed project exceeds 100,000 square feet of floor space, and the new auditorium will seat over 1,600 attendees in each service.
The new McKinney campus for Hope Fellowship was originally a large grocery store within a larger retail complex. SPACE initially assisted with the Church’s first “multi-site” location by providing architectural programming and designed the renovations to best serve the local congregation’s needs. All structure was painted and left exposed, ceiling clouds were added to the lobby areas for visual interest, all concrete flooring was dyed and polished, and the front entrance columns received a stone application that complimented the existing building materials.
The new Hope Fellowship Church campus located in West Frisco, TX also originated as a large grocery store within a larger retail complex and was the second multi-site campus. The renovation began in March of 2013 and was completed within the same calendar year. Having more floor area available at the time than the original home campus, the Church moved their administrative offices to this location as part of the architectural program.
Pastor Doug Dameron and his wife Shellie moved their family to Northeast Denver, as they saw a need for church community in the Denver metro area. Between 2005 and 2014, they moved locations several times to accommodate their growing congregation. In the Fall of 2014, they purchased 38 acres and enlisted SPACE to aid in the programming and designing of their new building. Their new 50,000 square foot building opened for services in the Fall of 2017 and are now serving over 2,200 attendees each week. The building is a single-story facility designed to serve over 1,200 attendees in each service including a fully-equipped children’s department and church administrative offices. The concept for the architecture was a modern interpretation of Adirondack “lodge” style with painted and exposed structure, polished concrete flooring, and a neutral color palette.
Located just south of the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex, Stonegate Church was meeting in the local Midlothian public conference center for a number of years. They were quickly growing and needed to establish a permanent Church campus within their community. The new 65,000 square foot building designed by SPACE includes an auditorium for over 1,000 attendees, a children’s department and classrooms to accommodate over 600 students, and office spaces for the staff. The architecture is based on a modern interpretation of a craftsman style, with siding, stucco and stone on the exterior and natural concrete flooring, wood wall applications, live plant walls, and modern lighting on the interior.
The new “TC3” Church includes just over 20,000 square feet of space, an open ceiling structure, polished concrete floors and neutral colors. The architecture was derived from a contemporary style with details inspired by the TC3 logo and branding.
Located in Moody, Alabama, the Gathering Place Church is building their first permanent facility with the assistance from SPACE. Located on approximately 36 acres of land near the center of this small town near Birmingham, the total size of their main facility is 55,297 SF. Functional space includes a 1,000+ seat auditorium, children’s department classrooms for newborn through 6th grade, LifeTrack and Volunteer spaces, and a main administrative office suite. The architectural design includes exterior stone and stucco materials, and a large arched canopy at the main entrance. The interior is comprised of warm colors and materials, polished concrete flooring and an exposed ceiling structure.
Pastor Mark Allen moved from Florida to Athens, TX to start Life Fellowship Church. Their first service was held on Palm Sunday in 2006, and they have since grown their congregation to over 800 people. In 2008, they purchased 28 acres of land in Athens with dreams of a larger facility for their community to call home. Their current building was constructed in 2010, and have since increased their land to over 100 acres. SPACE was commissioned to work on the design for their newest facility which provides over 44,000 SF of new area for worship, classrooms, fellowship, and main offices. The original building is to be utilized for student ministry and church operations, and future development includes other facilities in support of ministries to the local community.
H2O Church is located in Ada, Oklahoma within an existing downtown building which was limiting their growth. SPACE was retained to provide programming and design of a new 34,000 square foot facility on land purchased by the Church for that purpose. The architecture for the building is contemporary, inspired by the water element in the Church branding. The exterior materials include metal paneling, wave siding, stucco and stone with modern metal canopies. The interior finishing is comprised of stone veneer wall applications, modern lighting, wave ceiling clouds on the exposed structure, polished concrete floors and a café within the main Lobby area.
Life Community Church was found by Pastors Tim and Harriet Blevins in 2004. The Church has recently purchased 17 acres, where SPACE is working on the programming and design for a 35,000 square foot facility, equipped with a large auditorium and lobby gathering space, a comprehensive children’s department to serve the youth, and office space for operations. The building is contemporary in its design, with metal paneling and blue canopies inspired by the Church’s branding.