Equip Studio began working with Concord Baptist Church in 2018 to develop a long-term masterplan. We were presented with several design problems that required a comprehensive assessment of how the sprawling campus was being utilized and resulted in a multi-phased solution that ultimately sets the stage for a “complete” campus masterplan.
The design strategy includes the addition of a three-story education wing that consolidates the children’s spaces into a single, secure area, as well as classroom spaces for all age groups. The new addition will also include student gathering spaces, centered around a new family lobby that provides multi-floor check-in areas, an indoor playground, and connection to an exterior play space for young families during the week. Guests will also find a new main lobby that serves as a much-needed prominent point of entry for the site. In a 2020 follow-up effort, we provided construction documents for an interior upfit to the existing sanctuary and front entry. This includes a refresh of interior finishes, stage expansion, AVL & house lighting upgrades, updated restrooms, and enlarged worship center that all compliment the rich history of the church’s existing architecture.