Burnt Hickory, a growing church, needed to update their exterior. While the building was in good repair,…
Burnt Hickory, a growing church, needed to update their exterior. While the building was in good repair, the ‘front door’ needed to be made more appealing and welcoming. In addition, more hospitality space was needed. The solution was an 8,000 SF addition at the front of the existing church, creating opportunity for a large multipurpose space, new main entrance, a new counseling center, more spacious feel overall and accommodating the need for the new exterior character and style.
Red brick had become tired and other elements monochromatic. Adding stonework, painting the brick, expressing heavy timber truss elements in the existing gables, and creating a new heavy timber front porch with a large stone fireplace has transformed the character and made the church inviting from the road.
Well placed strategic expansion allows for ministry spaces to grow, circulation and pre-function space to improve, and provides a dynamic opportunity to transform a church’s ‘front door’ for community appeal.