Designed by architect Robert Hanselman, AIA for a brand new site, this new worship facility is 38,842 gsf. The design for the Church needed to be very efficient so many shapes and arrangements were designed for the heart of the facility which is the main Sanctuary. After many attempts the hexagon shape became the most efficient to the most seats, largest stage, and good acoustics required by the Church. Each wing came off each side of the hexagon and has a unique function. Each wing is designed at 60 foot width to match the 60 foot sides of the hexagon. The two front wings are designed for expansion in the future.
The Sanctuary is designed for a 100 person choir and 500 fixed seats on a sloped floor. The design incorporates the possibility of expanding the Sanctuary utilizing theater-style seating to add an additional 200 seats.
The budget was extremely tight so maximizing the square footage was essential using creative details and finishes to keep the cost down yet still represent excellence in design.
The site has a 40 foot grade change from front to back so the building was sited to bring in the least amount of fill and to take advantage of natural drainage. The building was oriented to maximize view from two main roads and was angled to exactly face the intersection.
The main entry to the facility is clearly seen from both roads and is truly the gateway to and from Williston, Florida.