First Baptist Church
Johnston, Iowa

Challenge: Design a new, traditionally styled church to accommodate a large congregation; create a sanctuary that acoustically supports a vibrant music ministry; work with committees and members to help educate and build consensus.

SVPA Solution: After helping the church develop a building program to meet both current and future needs, a new church was designed to include traditional features such as a steeple, masonry and lap siding. Inside, the large sanctuary is designed acoustically to support a pipe organ relocated from their previous facility, as well as for choir and symphonic music.

Completion Date: April 2002

Project Size: 24,000 s.f.

Type of Delivery: Negotiated Contract

Project Team:

  • Scott Hatfield, AIA, IIDA
  • Kent Zarley, ASLA
  • Charles Saul Engineering
  • C & C Consulting
  • Diversified Design Group
  • Breiholz Construction
  • Waldinger Corporation
  • Baker Electric

Became an SVPA client in: 2000

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