Northwest Baptist Church
Howard and Associates designed a two story contemporary multi-purpose building addition. The first floor includes a multi-purpose room used for basketball, volleyball and other recreational activities. The flexible design allows the room to be used for banquets and other church functions. The design included bathrooms, locker rooms, storage, equipment checkout room, warming kitchen and lobby gathering area.
Folding partitions with glass panels located between the lobby and multi-purpose room allow for flexibility of use of the two spaces. A large open youth room on the second floor is separated by a continuous glass wall which overlooks the multi-purpose room below. The youth room is accessible by stairs and elevator. The addition connects to an existing youth building. The youth building was renovated with large open ceiling areas. A new youth cafe was also designed.
The building is a pre-engineered metal sub-structure which is left exposed throughout the space. Large expanses of exterior vertical glass walls and a sloped metal roof are major design features. The building wraps around a plaza courtyard which is partially covered by a sloped metal roof canopy.