SFS Architecture

Building Evaluation

Northern Hills Baptist Church

Holt, MO

Master plan to renovate, expand existing church facilities

Challenge

Create a master plan allowing a church to transform and expand its existing buildings to meet the needs of its growing congregation.

Process

SFS designers collaborated with church building committee members and conducted programming interviews before developing six initial master plan solutions, from which a final option was selected for refinement and presentation to the congregation.

Solution

Early programming sessions identified a desire for the church to have a contemporary aesthetic that would differentiate it from other more traditional churches in the area. Six initial master plan solutions explored variations of new construction, renovation and additions for the existing site.  The committee reached consensus on a preferred option with a few revisions to the worship space configuration.  Upon refinement and review, the plan was approved by the committee and presented to the congregation to explain options and determine priorities for an initial construction phase. The master plan and 3-D renderings developed by SFS will be utilized when the church elects to move forward with fundraising.